Baked Oatmeal: Dessert for Breakfast

Dessert for Breakfast?

Oatmeal has been a staple breakfast food for forever. I’ve enjoyed oatmeal in a variety of ways throughout my lifetime and baked oatmeal is, by far, my favorite way to eat oats.  Oatmeal is perfect for people hoping to get a lot of fiber and protein intake right as they start their day. Early morning starts deserve a hearty breakfast. The perfect meal to start your day with and end your day with, baked oatmeal has everything you could want: oats, sugar, eggs, and yummy fruit. Try this recipe and start your day out right!

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You can try endless amounts of combinations with this baked oatmeal recipe! Apple and cinnamon is a classic oatmeal combo, but try adding raisins to the mix, and it gives it a delicious twist. You can drizzle maple syrup or honey on top of the recipe for added sweetness and flavor. Top it with bananas or strawberries or any choice of fruit you desire!  Add in nuts in the recipe for crunch!  If you’re feeling “bad”, you can add in chocolate chips!  The possibilities are infinite so have fun with it!

Ingredients:

3 cups rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 cup melted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup of fruit of choice (dried or fresh)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease the inside of an 8×8 baking pan.
2. Mix together the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
3. Whisk together the milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla.
4. Combine the oat mixture with the milk mixture until well combined. Then add your fruit, if desired.
4. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until the top is nicely golden and the oat mixture has set.

It’s as simple as that!

This is a great recipe to make with the family on a weekend morning! Plus, this recipe tastes best warmed up. A simple recipe that the whole family can enjoy. Baked oatmeal is wonderful because you can enjoy this recipe for breakfast, refrigerate the leftovers, and reheat later that day for dessert! No need for waste with this scrumptious recipe.

Enjoy this yummy recipe and happy baking!

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