Father’s Day Breakfast: Baked Oatmeal recipe

Okay, so we’re doing Father’s Day breakfast a day late, i.e. tomorrow, because I had to be out of the house at 6:45 this morning and Daddy would not have been so pleased.  So we’ll do it tomorrow.  Scrambled eggs with onion and garlic, which he loves, and–

Baked Oatmeal

mix together:

  • 1.5 cups oatmeal
  • 1/8 cup oat bran (optional)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • Few shakes cinnamon, ginger, and/or nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (opt)
  • 1/2 cup (or more!) dried fruit, like cranberries, currants, raisins, blueberries, whatever (add last)

Spread in 8×8 greased baking dish. (or 9×9, because that’s what I have, it’s just a little thinner)

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

This is lovely and easy and even the kids will eat it–like a big soft oatmeal cookie thing, but with very little fat and lots of good stuff.   This is one I adapted from the Crockpot Lady, at crockpot365.blogspot.com –I discovered after the fact that this is one of very few things that’s actually easier OUT of the crockpot.  But that will work too in a pinch–you just have to use a lot less milk. 

The real test will be whether we’ll get our butts out of bed early enough to make the eggs…
peace,
J

EDIT: Okay, the oatmeal thing YUMMMMMMM.  With all the fruit in it I could have cut the sugar still more.  Look at the ingredients! Look how healthy they are!  Ohhh, it was yummy…

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Posted on June 18, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

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