Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Baked Oatmeal

So we have this fantastic little cafe in town called CJ's Cafe (Country Java).  Everyone in town raves about their baked oatmeal.  So when my sister was visiting from Las Vegas, she bought us all some for breakfast.  Let me tell you...it did not disappoint.  It was delicious!  

I had to find a recipe to recreate their baked oatmeal so we could have it at home often!  This reminds me of CJ's.  It is such a perfect fall breakfast.  It is easy to put together and pop in the oven.  My kids absolutely love it and would eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if I gave them the chance.  I made this for our family reunion this summer, and it got rave reviews!  

I included the basic, original recipe.  This recipe can be adapted to you!  Last time I made it, I reduced the butter to 2 Tablespoons and replaced the rest with applesauce.  It is plenty sweet so you could also reduce the sugar.  You could add fruit or nuts before or after cooking.  The possibilities are endless!  Anyway you have it, I guarantee, you'll love it!

Baked Oatmeal
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.  In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk and butter.  Stir into oat mixture until blended.

2.  Spoon into a greased 9 inch square baking pan.  Bake for 40-45 minutes or until wet.  Serve warm with milk poured over the top.  

Serves: 9 

Recipe Source:  Taste of Home

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