21 May, 2009

Foodie Friday - Baked Oatmeal

Designs by Gollum is hosting Foodie Friday. Check out her site for other yummy recipes.

This is part of my series of regional foods. I would like to share Baked Oatmeal. I don't know if this is actually Amish, as the Amish don't blog, but I do know it is popular with local Bed and Breakfast Inns. That being said, I also had it at a B&B in Vermont.

I like to make this when I have a house full of company and everyone is getting up at a different time. This way, they can all have a substantial breakfast and I'm not standing in front of the stove all morning. I like to scoop it into a bowl, add milk or yogurt. It's nice to top it with more raisins, maple syrup, or brown sugar.

It's even good cold eaten like a cookie, although a bit crumbly. I have it shown cut into squares, but this particular recipe is a bit too moist to be considered a finger food.

This recipe is courtesy of Elaine Heckman, Taste of Home.

Baked Oatmeal

1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup sugar (I used Splenda Blend. Adjust accordingly.)
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup raisins (I used dried cranberries.)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Combine in a bowl. Pour into greased 8" baking dish. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

I doubled this recipe for the photo.


Domestic Designer said...

Sounds yummy and healthy! I just may try this in the morning! Thanks!

susan said...

Alas--Nobody at my house would eat this but me and I would eat the whole thing :) I love "Taste of Home" magazine and try the recipes all the time!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I am going to try this...may make a smaller batch..so i don't eat it all! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

Martha said...

I've never baked oatmeal -- I'll have to try it -- come winter!

Allidink said...

Interesting! Sounds good. I love oatmeal and have never had it this way.

All the best,

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

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Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

This looks so good and a wonderful way to change up the oatmeal! ☺ Diane

Mary said...

This is a grand recipe to have on hand when you have a houseful of company! Thanks. I hope you enjoy the long weekend.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I've never heard of baked oatmeal but I'm going to try your version...it looks wonderful...thanks

JD said...

Hi Karen, I definitely want to try this recipe, because I really like oatmeal, thank you for posting this...Hugs, Jill

ButterYum said...

I've made this dish many times! Thanks for posting the recipe :)

Mevely317 said...

Oooh, I'm thinking this is something I might sneak by hubby. (Ya, the same guy who refuses to even taste oatmeal, "just because.")
Thanks for sharing this novel idea!

Melissa Miller said...
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Melissa Miller said...

This sounds so yummy! :)

Ashley ~ said...

I've never had that before, but hey, looks good so I just might have to give it a try*! _Ashley*

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I've never seen a recipe for baked oatmeal befor - this sounds really yummy too!

Blondie's Journal said...

This looks rally good, Karen and has ingredients I normally have on hand (I prefer Splenda in everything). Since I see my house at the lake as a sort of B&B and myself as head chef, this is a great idea and change on Hostess Donuts.

Thanks so much. This is a winner!!


Melissa Miller said...

Hi Karen,
Thanks for your visit and kind words on our door basket.
I always appreciate it when you come by.

We used small, sticky Command hooks from Lowes to hang it with and it's working out very well.
No crashes yet...LOL!

Have a blessed day.
~Melissa :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I copied this recipe, I love things like this for breakfast!