Baked Oatmeal with Berries and Yogurt.
Yes, oatmeal can be baked into something other than cookies. When baked, the oatmeal turns into a fluffy, almost cake-like texture even though there is no flour in the recipe.
Warm from the oven and topped with your favorite fruit and a dollop of vanilla yogurt, it’s a pretty good way to start the day.
Here’s what you need:
Oatmeal – Old Fashioned Oats (quick oats work too), eggs, brown sugar, vegetable oil, milk , salt, baking powder.
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Crack 2 eggs into a mixing bowl and beat them lightly to break the yolks and incorporate a little air into the eggs.
Pour 1/2 cup vegetable (canola) oil into the beaten eggs.
Add 3/4 cup of brown sugar and mix everything together.
Add 1 teaspoon salt and 2 teaspoons baking powder to the egg mixture.
Add 1 cup of milk and mix the liquids into the eggs.
You might need to use a whisk to get most of the lumps out. A few remaining small lumps are okay and will dissolve as the oatmeal bakes.
Finally, stir in 2 cups of oats. Either Old Fashioned Oat or Quick Cooking Oats will work. Just don’t use instant oatmeal.
At this point, if you wanted to you could add a little cinnamon or nutmeg for some additional flavor. I opted to keep mine plain this time around since my berries are super fresh and sweet. Hooray for Florida Strawberry season. (I broke my blender making Fresh Strawberry Milkshakes. Boo.)
Stir everything together and pour it into a 8×10 inch pan that has been greased or sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. The oatmeal batter will be very soupy.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until brown and set in the middle.
Serve warm with your favorite fruit and a little yogurt. You could also drizzle a little maple syrup over the warm oatmeal if you wanted to go extra crazy.
I was given this oatmeal recipe by someone who told me it was from an old Amish recipe. It’s easy to prepare and a nice change of pace for breakfast.
Here’s the recipe: