Monday, December 27, 2010

Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries

With all the cookies, cakes, and pies we have been eating the last few weeks the triplets have all developed quite the sweet tooth. Yesterday baby B threw all his food off his tray at breakfast, put his hands on his hips and said CAKE! I am not kidding, he was demanding CAKE for breakfast. So, now that the holidays are over its time to try some healthy baking.
So, this is my version of baked oatmeal. I typically make it the night before. The triplets are very demanding in the morning and would never wait 20 minutes for this to bake. So, I simply rewarm it in the microwave in the morning. It is pretty healthy. I used applesauce instead of oil, just a touch of butter, oats and fruit. I used blueberries. The triplets love blueberries. Sadly, since they are out of season they are a rare treat. I did go ahead and buy a small container. They were overpriced and sadly had to be shipped from Chili (okay now I feel bad about buying them, will freeze local blueberries next year, I swear). Frozen berries or even dried cranberries would work in this recipe too.

Baked Oatmeal
  • 2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375°.

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl.

Combine the milk, applesauce, butter, and egg.

Add milk mixture to oat mixture; stir well

Pour oat mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 375° for 20 minutes. Serve warm

I like to cut myself a little square and poor milk over it, yum.


  1. Oh, my kids love baked oatmeal. I make it the night before and bake it in the morning, or even freeze it and then thaw before baking (gotta think about a day ahead of time). Never considered baking it the night before, but it makes perfect sense! I'll have to give your version a go sometime. :)

  2. Just made this. SO GOOD. I think I ate half of it this morning. :) Thanks for the recipe!