When Experiments are Happy (Sweet Potato Baked Oatmeal? YES!)

Baked Oatmeal has been one of my favorite go-to portable breakfast foods for a couple of years. I have made it with applesauce, with bananas, with frozen-fresh raspberries, with all kinds of possible fruits and purees.

So tonight, when I realized I wanted to make some, and there was still half a cup of cooked sweet potato in the fridge I had no idea what to do with, I thought “hey! What could go wrong?” After making the recipe and tasting the result, I can only say, “not a damn thing.” Delicious.

So here’s this variation:

Sweet Potato Baked Oatmeal

mix together:

  • 1.5 cups oatmeal
  • 1/8 cup oat bran (optional)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup cooked mashed sweet potato
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • Few shakes cinnamon, ginger, and/or nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (or more!) crushed almonds
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries (or other dried fruit, like cranberries, currants, raisins, blueberries, whatever) (add last)

Spread in 9×9 greased baking dish. 

Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes.  Let cool. Cut into squares.

Seriously good stuff. I know what I’m eating on the train tomorrow.

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Posted on February 19, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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