Baked Oatmeal Revisited

Another of my favorite breakfast-on-the-go recipes–Baked Oatmeal.

I’m not sure really what to call it–it’s not a quick bread, it’s not a cookie, it’s not a muffin–there’s no flour, so its consistency is really just that of, well, oatmeal.  Except cool and in bar or muffin form.

The basic original recipe I put up here a while ago; this time I varied it a bit to see if this would work. So:

Baked Oatmeal Recipe, Banana Variation

mix together:

  • 1.5 cups oatmeal
  • 1/8 cup oat bran (optional)
  • 1 tbs. brown sugar
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 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) or divide into 12 portions in a muffin tin. (They will be only about an inch thick.)

Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes in a baking pan or 20 minutes in muffin tins.  Let cool. Cut into squares, or remove from muffin tins. Store in fridge if it’s not going to be gone within a day or two.

VERDICT: Delicious.  Honestly, even too sweet with the little bit of brown sugar added, because of the banana; next time I’d just leave it out.  I wonder what this would be like with a little peanut butter…or with 1/2 cup pumpkin puree in place of the banana, and maybe a little orange juice in place of some of the milk…seriously, any of the funky variations to which we treat oatmeal could be applied here as well…

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Posted on September 30, 2010, in recipe and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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