Thursday, July 3, 2008

Baked Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal is one of our favorite breakfasts. Here is the version we like best:

Baked Oatmeal
3 c. oatmeal
3/4 c. evaporated cane juice
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 c. milk (soy or rice work just fine)
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. grape seed oil or coconut oil, melted (butter, margarine or canola oil may be substituted)
2 tsp. vanilla extract
*We love to add dried cranberries to this. Other fresh/dried fruits are delicious as well. You can also add coconut, flax seed, pumpkin seeds, etc. The sky's the limit!!!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix together oats, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Beat in milk, eggs, oil and vanilla extract. Stir in your yummy additions. Spread into a 9x13 in. baking dish. Bake in oven for 40 minutes. Present with cream to hungry husbands and children and enjoy!!!!

I would love to hear of some of your favorite breakfast menus. Would you mind sharing, pretty please?


Leanne said...

Breakfast burritos!

You can use bacon or sausage or ham...

Scrambled eggs, grated cheese, salsa, sour cream, guacamole...

Whatever you want and whatever kind of wraps you want to use....

I, of course, do not get to have cheese or sour cream...and I use either rice tortillas or corn.

Customize them however you want.

Love Hannah's Ergo!


Rebeca said...

Yummy! I just made baked oatmeal for the first time recently. When I got it out of the oven I set it on the stovetop, and Peregrine, wanting to be helpful, turned on the burner for me! Thankfully I got it before the glass dish cracked. It was good though. Here's a link to one thing we do for breakfast:
Have a good weekend!

Sharon said...

We were just introduced to these yummy pancakes while family was in town.

Maple, Walnut, and Flaxseed Pancakes

1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup flaxseed meal*
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups reduced-fat (2%) buttermilk (any milk will work)
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 large egg

1 tablespoon (or more) vegetable oil
Additional pure maple syrup
Whisk flour, flaxseed meal, walnuts, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl to blend. Whisk buttermilk, 1/4 cup maple syrup, and egg in another medium bowl. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients and whisk just until incorporated.
Brush large nonstick skillet lightly with vegetable oil and heat over medium heat. Working in batches, add batter to skillet by scant 1/4 cupfuls. Cook until bubbles appear on surface of pancakes and undersides are golden brown, about 2 minutes. Turn pancakes over and cook until golden on bottom, about 2 minutes. Brush skillet lightly with vegetable oil as needed before adding each batch. Transfer pancakes to plates. Serve with additional maple syrup.
(*Sold at natural foods stores and some supermarkets. If flaxseed meal isn't available, buy flaxseeds and use a spice grinder or coffee mill to grind them into a fine powder.)

I can't wait to try your baked oatmeal recipe, my kids love oatmeal so this sounds delish!!!!!!