Basic Baked Oatmeal

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Oatmeal is one of the foods that I used to hate. I wanted to like it, really I did, but every time I would try it I could never bring myself to eat it.

Now I know why.

Come to find out it was not real oatmeal I loathed it was the instant stuff that dissolved into mush the moment hot water hit it. Once I started cooking whole rolled oats on the stove or steel cut oats in the slow cooker I developed a new found respect for this yummy grain.

Over the last couple of months I came across a different way to prepare oatmeal and that is baked.

Blogs I follow such as Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures, Good Cheap Eats, Money Saving Mom, and more recently Sugar Free Mom all posted baked oatmeal recipes that peaked my interest.

After researching different baked oatmeal recipes I ended up adapting a recipe from Food.com. The results were amazing bringing my love for oatmeal to the next level. The consistency and texture were almost like one of those Quaker oatmeal bars but only healthier and better.

Oh mama these were good!

This recipe is a basic one that tastes delicious with a drizzle of pure maple syrup and/or cream. In the future, I will experiment with different ingredients to offer a variety of bake oatmeal flavors.

You absolutely must try this. Do it this weekend :)

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Basic Baked Oatmeal
 
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Serves: 9
Ingredients
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup applesauce (use homemade if you have it)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a medium to large bowl mix together oil, sugar, eggs, applesauce, cinnamon, and vanilla.
  3. Add to the bowl rolled oats, baking powder, and milk. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Pour oat mixture into an 8 inch square baking dish and bake for 20 minutes. Let sit for about 3 minutes, cut into 9 squares, and serve warm.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 square Calories: 210 Fat: 10 Carbohydrates: 26 Fiber: 2 Protein: 6

 

Freezer Instructions

These bars freeze and reheat very nicely. After they cook and cool wrap individually in plastic wrap then place in labeled freezer bag for the freezer.

Reheating Instructions

Remove plastic wrap and warm in microwave (1-2 minutes) or in oven on 350 for 10-15 minutes or until warmed through.

Comments

  1. This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it!

  2. I tried it this morning. I am impressed! I was the same – HATED the mushy grossness that was associated with anything oatmeal. I think this might work for me! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Old fashion oats are the type to use, correct?

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  5. I have made these by the recipe and they are terrific! Has anyone tried this with egg whites only? Just trying to get the fat content a little lower. Thanks for a great blog and such good recipes and ideas.

  6. I tried this recipe but i did not use apple sauce. Instead i tried with banana and two tbs of olive oil. It came out wonderful. Thank you for the idea!

  7. The oatmeal was wonderful. I wanted to try some new items for breakfast & this is one of them. Great recipe. Thanks.

  8. Delicious! I added some slivered almonds to the recipe and that was a great treat. When I served it, I also put golden raisins on top with a little fat free half & half. Yum!

  9. Doing this right now. Thanks!

  10. John L. Carson says:

    Sound great, but I have read that the use of canola oil is not the best for the body or cell absorption. Is there another type of oil to use? I have used as an oil substitute the same amount of applesauce in cakes and cookies.

  11. Love the recipe for crockpot steel cut oats. I can’t wait to try this!!

  12. Will this work with steel cut oats? My supermarket didn’t have rolled oats. Thanks

  13. Would love to try this but can’t have coconut. Is there something I could use in place of the coconut oil? Thanks!

  14. We don’t eat eggs, is there a way to make these without?

  15. I found this recipe via Pinterest, and made it this morning. So good! Thanks for the recipe!

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