Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Time for Breakfast!

 

Awhile back, I had signed up to bring a breakfast casserole to a church function. It was a crazy week and I didn't have time to go shopping, so I searched through my fridge and cupboards to see what I had on hand and what I could make with it. I found these two recipes and since I had enough in my pantry, I made both of them. They are both similar, yet different. The first baked oatmeal recipe is almost like a streusel or a granola. The second one is creamy, soft oatmeal comfort food. They are both fantastic and I highly suggest that you serve them topped with milk, brown sugar, and even some fresh fruit or berries if you have any on hand.


Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients:

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
Additional milk, for serving

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 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.

Spoon into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake 40-45 minutes or until set. Serve warm with milk.

Yield: 9 servings.

Nutrition information: 1 serving equals 318 calories, 14 g fat, 78 mg cholesterol, 492 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 78 g protein.

Source: Taste of Home, submitted by Arlene Riehl of Dundee, New York. You can find it here.

Notes: This was so delicious. I got a picture of this one because there was some left over after the church function. The only reason it was left over though was because I got there late. If I had gotten there on time, the whole thing would have been gobbled up. This is so yummy.

 

Above: Still absolutely delicious, even without the berries!



Above: Baked Oatmeal from Quaker straight out of the oven.



Above: You can serve a slice as is...



Above: You can serve it with a little milk or even cream (please, don't skip this! It's soooo good!)

 

Above: Or, better yet, top it with milk and fresh fruit!

Baked Oatmeal from Quaker

Ingredients:

2 cups Quick Quaker Oats, uncooked
1/3 cup white sugar (I used 1/2 cup)
3 1/3 cups fat-free milk
1/2 cup egg substitute with yolk (I used 2 eggs)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 8-inch square oven-safe baking dish with cooking spray.

In large bowl, combine oats and granulated sugar.

In medium bowl, combine milk, egg substitute and vanilla; mix well. Add to oat mixture; mix well. Pour into prepared baking dish.

Bake 40-45 minutes or until center jiggles slightly. Remove from oven to cooling rack.

Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over top of oatmeal. Using back of spoon, gently spread sugar into a thin layer across entire surface of oatmeal.

Return to oven; bake just until sugar melts, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Set oven to broil. Broil 3 inches from heat until sugar bubbles and browns slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. (Watch carefully to prevent burning. It may be necessary to turn baking dish.) Spoon into bowls to serve.

Recipe Notes:

You can use 2 1/4 cups Old Fashioned Quaker Oats instead of 2 cups Quick Quaker Oats.

You can use 2 lightly beaten eggs instead of 1/2 cup liquid egg substitute.

Source: Allrecipes.com, submitted by Quaker Oats. You can find it here.

Notes: As mentioned above, I increased the sugar to 1/2 cup. As recommended in the recipe notes, I also used 2 1/4 cups Old Fashioned Quaker Oats and 2 lightly beaten eggs as substitutes for what was called for in the original recipe. Finally, I didn't melt the brown sugar by broiling it. I just sprinkled the brown sugar on top and called it good. It tasted delicious that way. I also poured a little milk on top as well. This was a delicious recipe and I had someone ask me for the recipe after the church function...because it's that good!

 

3 comments:

  1. Baked Oatmeal? What a revelation! I'm going to have to try these for sure!

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  2. I made the second version of baked oatmeal for breakfast this morning, so I was able to post pictures. Good stuff!

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