Boys’ Favorite

Baked oatmeal is one my boys’ favorite foods. And well, since it’s so healthy – I try to keep it around. It’s great all by itself. Or with a little milk over it. Sometimes we put a little peanut butter or syrup or both over it. And sometimes, we make it a ‘special treat’ and top it with vanilla ice cream and some chocolate syrup. It goes fast in this house.

So tonight, the boys are in bed, Marc is playing some pickup ball and I am having some nice quiet time. However, I thought I would make some baked oatmeal, since it’s been like two weeks since we’ve had any and I keep getting requests. It’s one of those recipes that I could probably make in my sleep, the kind that just kinda become part of the family, if you know what I mean. Or you just think I am crazy right now. Anyway, this blog is about preserving memories and well, this recipe is one I want to remember. So I am posting for me and for you, if you are interested.

Baked Oatmeal.
  • 6 C. oatmeal – I use quick,not instant. I will also substitute in about .5 cup wheat germ.
  • 1.5 C. brown sugar
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. salt
  • .5 C. unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 C. milk
  • raisins and cinnamon (opt.) – I do a few dashes of cinnamon, no raisins.
  1. Preheat oven to 350, grease 9×13 pan (I usually foil line mine first and spray that)
  2. Mix dry ingredients
  3. Mix wet ingredients
  4. Mix all together and pour in pan.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.
This can keep in the fridge for a week. However, I usually let cool, then lift the oatmeal out of pan. Cut into 24 squares, flash freeze individually on cookie sheet, then throw in a freezer Ziploc. I can then just pull out how many I need and nuke for a few seconds.
Guess what we’re having for breakfast tomorrow.
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