baked oatmeal #2

I love oatmeal for breakfast. It’s comforting and virtuous and above all, tasty delicious. I try to make our weekend breakfasts a bit more special than the everyday morning eats and yesterday I decided to make baked oatmeal. I’ve made baked oatmeal before, but I found a new recipe and wanted to try something a bit different. This oatmeal recipe included an egg plus baking powder which I thought a bit odd, but the results were fantastic. I can’t say that one baked oatmeal is better than the other since I’d welcome either at the breakfast table.

I changed the original recipe somewhat by lowering the sugar content, adding spices and using fresh grated apple instead of applesauce. You can view the original Cooking Light recipe here. My take follows below.

27 comments to “baked oatmeal #2”

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    Ivonne   October 22, 2006 at 6:10 pm


    I love it! I want to crawl into a warm bowl of it. Like you I just adore oatmeal for breakfast. There’s nothing like hot oatmeal on a cold day. Thanks for the recipe.

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    sweetsalty Kate   October 22, 2006 at 6:21 pm

    what a genius idea, especially heading into prime oatmeal season, with woodsmoke crisp in the air and frost in the mornings. Yum!

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    Maven   October 22, 2006 at 7:57 pm

    Oh, I love oatmeal (and hot cereal of all stripes) too, and I haven’t started making it yet! I must get busy! I actually prefer 7 grain hot cereal and I add a big plop of pumpkin puree to it (along with dried fruit and spices) while it’s cooking. I also had grilled steel-cut oatmeal at a local cafe awhile back and it was deeeelicious. I think you basically just cook the oats–and cook as much water out as possible–chill it, slice it, and toast it in butter on a griddle. With cream and fruit compote, it’s phenomenal.

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    Twelfthknit   October 23, 2006 at 11:49 am

    whoa – as a Scot I’m not quite sure what I make of that! :0)

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    Jennyj   October 23, 2006 at 1:10 pm

    I just made it and scranned a piece – very good indeed and even better for the diet than regular porridge. Oddly. Hurray!

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    jenn   October 23, 2006 at 5:31 pm

    Its snowing here now and that sounds just AWESOME!

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    Joanne   October 23, 2006 at 5:42 pm

    Yippee! I’ve been having cooked oatmeal a lot lately, and also baking oatmeal cookies and oatmeal cake…all in the name of wheat abstinence. Long live the oat…it’s so forgiving :^)

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    hag   October 23, 2006 at 8:20 pm

    baked oatmeal? Never heard of it before…but it sounds great! Almost like having crumble for breakfast…the possibilities are endless…thanks for sharing!

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    Fruit Seasons   October 24, 2006 at 7:15 am

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    Anne Stesney   October 24, 2006 at 8:50 am

    Yum. This is a great new spin on oatmeal for me. I like the addition of the egg for added protein. Sometimes if I just eat plain oatmeal for breakfast, I’m starving by 10AM because of the carb overload.

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    susan   October 24, 2006 at 9:31 am

    thank you for yet another wonder-filled oatmeal idea breakfast! yummmy!

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    ao   October 24, 2006 at 3:31 am

    I *heart* your blog! Cant wait to try this recipe 🙂

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    ohmygooshness   October 24, 2006 at 4:19 am

    Hey! I really enjoy seeing your blog, great work on the food!

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    Mango Girl   October 24, 2006 at 11:41 pm

    Hi i havnt read your blog until now; so i dont know if you have mentioned it before; but have you tried making bircher muesli? You use oatmeal and it is delicious and filling, probly more of a summer thing though.

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    lobstersquad   October 25, 2006 at 2:27 am

    beautiful. Oatmeal is so exotic for me, and yet of course it´s comfort food, so it´s perfect for experimenting on a sunday morning.

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    aer   October 25, 2006 at 7:42 am

    I skipped breakfast today, something that I never do, and your oatmeal sounds especially delicious. Can’t wait to try it!

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    kickpleat   October 25, 2006 at 11:16 am

    ivonne, i agree about the oatmeal love! a warm bowl to crawl into sounds pretty fantastic 😉

    sweetsalty kate, mmmm, you paint a pretty picture! i can almost smell the woodsmoke air outside (and i think there might have been frost outside this morning…almost!)

    maven!!! i love your idea of throwing in some pumpkin and dried fruits. yum!! and the other morning, i fried up some leftover oatmeal into a buttery delicious breakfast. thank you.

    India, surely you’ll have to give it a go. Tradition be damned!

    Excellent, Jennyj!! But don’t you normally make chocolate oatmeal in the mornings? 🙂

    Snowing?!!! Then oatmeal for breakfast is a must, Jenn!

    Yes, Joanne, long live the mighty oat!

    Funny you mentioned a crumble for breakfast, Hag, because I had made a crumble for dessert one evening and I hoped there would be some leftover for the morning, but Cornelius finished it right up before bedtime. Sigh!

    Awww, thanks ao!

    Thank you, ohmygooshness (wow, that’s fun to say!)

    Annieknodes, I’m not sure how the egg worked it’s magic, but it sure was delicious!

    Thanks for commenting, Susan!

    Mango girl, yes, I’ve tried bircher muesli, but I just can’t get behind the mushy cold texture. I wish I liked it more but I baked up the unwet leftovers and made granola instead!

    Lobstersquad, I’d love to live in a place where oatmeal was considered exotic!!

    Aer, I also never skip breakfast so give this recipe a go soon!

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    dave   October 28, 2006 at 4:17 pm

    Can’t wait to try it! Thanks.

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    Amanda   October 30, 2006 at 1:48 pm

    I love love love this recipe. I couldn’t be arsed baking it so I just improvised by sticking it all in my regular oatmeal. Yum!

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    Robina   October 30, 2006 at 8:27 pm

    i made this sunday morning, and my word! it was delicious.

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    debs   November 4, 2006 at 3:24 am

    this sounds so great! i can’t wait to try it.

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    kickpleat   November 6, 2006 at 10:52 am

    Dave, let me know how it turns out!

    Wow Amanda! Did the eggs scramble? Sounds lovely.

    Robina, glad you loved it!

    Debs, it is a great breakfast. Perfect for this time of the year.

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    Maggi   November 6, 2006 at 5:55 pm

    So how does this keep? I’d love to make a batch on Sunday and have some for breakfast during the week. Has anyone tried that yet?

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    Brianna   November 18, 2006 at 8:36 am

    I made this today in honor of the very fall-like weather and it was super yummy! I halved the recipe and all was well — I also saved half for tomorrow, hopefully it will keep.

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    divesin   February 25, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    I am continually amazed by the synchronicty that appears in my life. About a week ago I was reading a nutrition pamphlet that suggested eating oatmeal for breakfast and it brought me back to elementary school. I had completely forgotten that oatmeal existed. So I went and bought some and have had it for breakfast twice (including today) with milk poured on it with some raisins and a sprinkle of brown sugar. Both times I was instantly transported to childhood. Tonight I was thinking about writing in my blog, which I never write in, because I don’t know what to say. So I came to your blog for some inspiration on blogs. The first post is about Oatmeal. How wonderful.

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    Val   January 28, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    I bake Oatmeal all the time. You can also put dried fruit or veggies in it like you do for carrot cake/bread and banana bread. Ornage or lemon zest/juice is good squeezed over it. At our loca gym, I’m sometimes asked to make it for events. I make bite-sized oatmeal and toss them in confectioners sugar.


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    foodsthatfit   January 23, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    I just tried your baked oatmeal this AM and it was great!

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