Originally posted in August 2015.
You guys. This recipe is seriously good. I am so excited to share it with you!
Have you tried Baked Oatmeal????? I have to say, it’s completely converted me. I’ve never been much of an oatmeal-for-breakfast kind of person. In my cookies? Yes. Always. But hot and mushy first thing in the morning? Not so much.
In fact, even this recipe wasn’t love at first sight (although it was most definitely love at first bite!)…
Someone actually brought me a big dish of this baked oatmeal right after I had CJ. And I thought, “oh, that’s nice. There’s no way I’m gonna eat it, but still nice.” My husband is an oatmeal fan, so I knew he’d gobble it right up.
The next day, my husband baked it and ate a heaping serving as his breakfast, and then he left it out on the countertop. Grumpy and starving (as sleep deprived, nursing moms tend to be), I went to clean it up when my hunger got the best of me. I figured even if I didn’t love it, it was still a nutritious breakfast that I didn’t have to prepare. So I filled a bowl and braced myself to scarf it down.
And….. IT WAS FREAKING AMAZING. And I ate everything that was left in the dish. And I wanted to marry baked oatmeal and be with it forever and ever.
Seriously. It’s that good. And not mushy at all (which is a big selling point for me). Dish up a HUGE bowl-full fresh out of the oven, splash it with milk, and then top it with berries = breakfast perfection.
I can’t wait for you guys to try this. It’s absolutely the best thing to happen to breakfast since pancakes (and you know how I feel about pancakes!). Another great thing about this recipe worth mentioning? You can prepare it the night before, and pop it in the oven in the morning. Go get ready for 30 minutes, then voila! Best breakfast everrrrrrrrrr, hot and ready.
Enjoy! (I know you will :)
This baked oatmeal is buttery crispy on the edges, soft in the middle, and not mushy at all! It's golden delicious and perfect right out of the oven with a splash of cold milk and fresh berries. Prepare it the night before and have it ready to go first thing in the morning!
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp oil (I like coconut oil in this)
1 3/4 cup oats (I've used both old fashioned and quick cooking)
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut (optional, but good)
1/4 cup chopped pecans (also optional but good)
Preheat the oven to 350º (if you aren't preparing the night before). Grease an 8x8 baking dish.
Whisk together the milk, egg, sugar, salt, baking powder, butter, vanilla, and oil.
Mix in the oats, coconut, and pecans. Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish.
Bake for 30 minutes. Remove and serve warm with milk and berries.
*If preparing the night before, cover and refrigerate over night. Bake for 35 minutes in the morning.
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