Friday, October 17, 2008

Food Storage Friday: Baked Oatmeal

One of my favorite ways to eat oatmeal is baked! This is an easy and delicious recipe that can be used for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Ingredients: Powdered milk (and water), oats (regular), brown sugar, cinnamon, oil, craisins, and nuts

Okay, so apples are not pantry items. You can make this dish without them. You can even leave out all the extras (nuts and craisins) and it would still be delicious. But I had the apples. And it is SO yummy with apples that I just couldn't resist. Please forgive me.

I think you can just mix the powder milk and the equivalent water into the ingredients separately, but I just went ahead and made it up, force of habit I think.

Mix all the ingredients together in an oven safe container.

It looks like two small apples will do it. Dehydrated apples would be swell here.

I would use regular oats here instead of quick cooking. I think quick cooking oats would turn mushy since this dish cooks for a while.

Add a dash of salt in there too and stir around until combined.

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes covered. You can use a dish with a lid or just use tin foil which is what I usually use. This makes 6-8 servings depending on who's eating it (kids vs. adults) and I don't usually use this big of a dish, but I was out of tin foil and needed a lid.

After 30 minutes, give it a stir and remove the cover. Let it cook another 30 minutes uncovered.

Fresh out of the oven! The smell is lovely.

Eat! It's delicious right out of the oven and also good warmed up later. You can also make it ahead of time (night before) by combining all the ingredients and covering with saran wrap and place in your fridge until you're ready to cook. Just leave out the nuts until right before you put it in the oven so they still have crunch.

Baked Oatmeal

4 cups milk (or 1-1/3 c. powdered milk and 3-3/4 c. water)
2-2/3 c. oats
1/3 c. brown sugar (or honey)
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tsp Cinnamon
2 small apples, chopped or 1 c. dehydrated apples (optional)
3/4 c. raisins or craisins (optional)
1/3 c. nuts (whatever kind you like) (also optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in an oven safe dish. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Stir. Uncover and bake for an additional 30 minutes. Enjoy!


Jolynn and Zak McCormick said...

This looks really yummy and warm- a good breakfast for fall or winter mornings! Yum!

Someone You Know said...

Dear Hannah & Abs,

Thanks for all your great work on the blog. It is awesome!

Now for some questions. Have you ever made/thought about using canned pears, peaches, or other canned fruit in the Baked Oatmeal? Do you think it could be done?


roxanne said...

This does look delicious. I have good news. Today I made my first trek ever to the cannery! There is only 1 cannery in NY so we had to drive a couple hours to get there, but it was really fun and I got tons of great stuff for my food storage that I can't order online. Thanks for the inspiration!

CM said...

How about setting it in your crockpot before bed to awaken to breakfast ready to go?

cynkw2 said...

Wow I love your blog you have great food storage Ideas.....yes i would like to exchange food storage ideas

Tracey said...

It looks great. I can't wait to try it.

Cecily said...

I copied out the recipe for breakfast tomorrow and I noticed the cinnamon in the second picture and caption, but the recipe itself doesn't include cinnamon. HELP!! How much cinnamon should I put (or have put) in?

Anonymous said...

Could this be put in a crock pot and cooked overnight?

Tori said...

That looks like something that you could cook in a dutch oven while you were camping. This looks good I will have to try it.