Thursday, August 19, 2010

Overnight Baked Oatmeal

Did you like oatmeal as a kid? I didn't but my mother made me eat it. The worst thing was I had to sit there till I ate it. As much as I didn't like it hot, it was really bad when it got cold. Now as a grown up, I like oatmeal. My morning schedule doesn't give me time to make anything but instant oatmeal. When I saw this recipe for Baked Oatmeal over at Finding Joy in My Kitchen, I couldn't wait to give it a try. The best thing is you make it the night before, put it in the fridge and bake in the morning!

Tim and I both loved this oatmeal. I made it on a Monday morning and we enjoyed it for breakfast several days during the week. It kept well in the refrigerator and can also be cut into squares and frozen. If you're a mom on the run or just a two person working family, this recipe is for you. This would also be great made with peaches, raisins or even dried cranberries.

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal - Adapted from the Benhase Home
Courtesy of SnoWhite of Finding Joy in My Kitchen

3 C Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 C honey
1 T cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 C milk
1 egg
1/2 C applesauce
2 tsp. vanilla
2 apples, chopped

Start by mixing together the dry ingredients. Then, add in the wet ones.
Lastly, fold in the apples {I used up some frozen apples for this}.
Spread into a 9 x 9 glass baking dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, uncover the baking dish. Then, place the cold dish into the oven. After the dish is in the oven, turn the oven on to 350 and bake for 40ish minutes, until the baked oatmeal is no longer runny and it is set and lightly browned.

I am linking this to Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum.


  1. I love oatmeal. It never occurred to me that you could cut into squares, freeze it, then re-heat it. Awesome.

  2. Julie, I absolutely love oatmeal but have never tried baked oatmeal. Thanks for giving me something new to try and thank you so much for visiting my blog! And I used to collect spoons too (as did my mother) but it's been many years since I bought a new spoon.'ve given me something to think about, I think I need to revive an old hobby! :o)

  3. I have a similar recipe - wonderful on a cold winter morning or when we have a house full of guests. Happy FF.


  4. sounds wonderful, I have a baked oatmeal but it has a lot of oil so I was looking for one a little healthier!

  5. Oatmeal has come a long way since we were kids. I don't blame my mom...she was just trying to get breakfast on the table, but the "pale and pasty" days of oatmeal are gone and I now collect all oatmeal recipes that go above and beyond the "instant" variety. I love this recipe! (And hubby's gonna like it too, even though he doesn't know it yet.....LOL!)

    Just one question: where might I find an egg preview?

  6. I actually have liked oatmeal since I was a kid, but it always was the instant kind back then. I still have memories of the maple and brown sugar flavor =)

    Your baked oatmeal bars look wonderful! I may have to try them out to give my old morning bowl of oatmeal an update.

  7. This sounds great and very healthy too! I'm always looking for an easy thing to eat for breakfast and this would be perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  8. What a great idea, cutting it into squares and freezing it! Sounds like an excellent idea, especially with school starting, good breakfast! It looks great!

  9. I love baked oatmeal. I put blueberries in mine. I never knew it could be frozen for a quick fix later. What a good idea

  10. Yummy and healthy, will have to give this a try, Julie!

  11. What an interesting concept. Can't wait to give it a try.

  12. I'm going to remember this for weeks when I have to work early! I love oatmeal too and this is a great idea.

  13. I have never been one for oatmeal, but this looks and sounds delicious! I love the fact you make it the night before. Perfect for busy mornings!! I am going to give it a try!!

  14. I'm so happy you enjoyed the recipe -- there are endless possibilities; we have recently started adding berries to it and we love it!


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