Tuesday, October 26, 2010

baked oatmeal 2

I have wanted to try another baked oatmeal since I tried the first one a while back.  I found this recipe at Jamie Cooks it up.  I would have subbed out the butter for applesauce if I had had any, but I didn't.  Instead I reduced the butter to 1/2 of the original.  It was really good.  I'm glad I stuck with the butter.  It gave a super crisp kind of caramelized crunch to the bits that stuck to the pan.  It truly was like eating an oatmeal cookie for breakfast.  It didn't make as much as I expected.  I guess if I had been making it I would have noticed that when mixing the ingredients that it wasn't a lot but Dear Hubby was making it as I was trying to get a migraine to go away.  So sweet of him.  Who can blame him for not doubling - the recipe says it makes 6 servings.  Luckily the big boys had gone to school already.  There just are no left overs for them for tomorrow.
I did warm some berries to add on top.  I decided to sprinkle a little brown sugar (maybe a teaspoon) on the berries so they wouldn't be tart, but not too much because the oatmeal was very sweet.  It was good with the berries, and I felt it was better for me to add some fruit, but it was super tasty dry like a cookie.  I think next time I will reduce the sugar a bit.  Not too much because the caramelization was great, but 2 Tablespoons per serving was a lot for me.
2 pictures today - one of the oatmeal on the pan - kind of messy looking, but shows how it crisped up, then one in the bowl with berries - much more appetizing.


  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Optional toppings

  • frozen berries (I used 1/4-1/3 cup raspberries, blueberries and 5-7 large strawberries)
  • brown sugar (I only used about a teaspoon)
  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.  
  2. Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray and spread the batter out evenly.  (I think I would line with parchment or foil sprayed with cooking spray next time.)
  3. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Top with warm berries and brown sugar if desired.  (I sprinkled the berries with brown sugar then warmed them in the microwave about 2 1/2 minutes (stirring and checking temperature after each minute.)

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