Saturday, October 4, 2008

Overnight Baked Oatmeal, by Request

We Arizona blogging gals were recently discussing the fact that we are more than ready for fall to get here.  I told Kristy and Shani that I have given up waiting, and that I have already begun my winter cooking -- soups especially, and baked oatmeal. "Baked oatmeal??" they said.  If you have never had baked oatmeal on a cold morning, you are missing out.  It is so good and satisfying, and so easy to make!  Try adding chopped apples, walnuts, dried cranberries, or raisins. Top it with warm milk or cream, or hey, even rhubarb sauce!  Enjoy.

Overnight Baked Oatmeal

2 eggs
1 C brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
 6 tablespoons butter, melted
1 C milk
3 C oats
optional: walnuts, chopped apple, raisins, dried fruit, chocolate chips??

Grease a 1 1/2 quart ovenproof dish.  Beat the eggs in it, then add the brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla, and stir until there are no lumps.  Whisk in the milk and melted butter, then stir in the oats.  Cover and refrigerate overnight. Next morning, preheat the oven to 350.°  Bake until set in the center and crisp around the edges, 35-45 minutes.  Makes six regular sized servings, or four great big man-sized ones.

And yes, Merlynn, it is rather like a warm oatmeal cookie.  I am weakening in my resolve not to add chocolate chips!  No. No. No. Don't do it!

If you enjoy this, try another variation -- Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal.


  1. Umm... Would this by any chance taste more like an oatmeal cookie, than it would oatmeal. I am not a big fan of oatmeal, unless it is of course in a cookie form!!! I think I will give it a try though.

    Trust you all are doing well there. We are praying for you. Thanks for your posting. I enjoy stopping by and reading. It sure does encourage me and uplifts me. Also, thanks for your honesty. It must be tough to actually post personal thoughts for all the bloggers to read. I appreciate them and just wanted to let you know. You have been an encouragement and blessing to me.

    (WOW!! Where did all that come from?)

    Best get for now.


  2. I've got to try it soon. Hopefully my girls will love it too. I've copied out this one and the pumpkin one for my new recipe folder.


  3. Ok, you know I'm gonna try this!!! I as well am ready for the cooler weather!! Wasn't this weekend great? IT NEEDS TO STAY THIS WAY!!!!!!

    I checked the weather and it's supposed to be close to 100 on Wednesday! AAAAARRRRRHHHH!!!

    Will it ever end?!



  4. Oh, yum, Sally! I've seen different variations of this, but have never been inclined to try it (who knows why not?). I will be trying this one, though, and now I'm going to snag the pumpkin variation. I am *done* waiting for fall!!!

    Thank you for posting this, sweetie!



  5. This looked so scrumptious that I had to try it. It's about 67 degrees, which is almost winter for our area! Anyway, I cut the recipe in half just in case I didn't get any takers. My husband, my son and I cleaned the little bowl! I added apples, Craisins, and walnuts. The next time I'd probably add applesauce just because I like my oatmeal a bit creamier. I noticed the pumpkin-based recipe called for puree, making the oatmeal "runny" as she called it. Thanks for sharing this one!

  6. I am looking for new holiday recipes and this falls in the 'holiday' recipe box! I will have to come back and get the recipe, and try it. :)

    How have you all been? It's been a long while (an age maybe!) since I came by last! Have you been having fun doing school?



  7. Yum! This sounds great! I've actually never made baked oatmeal before, which is a little surprising since it seems so simple and tasty.

    It's finally cooling off around our area, too... I don't want it to get any cooler, though. I'm not ready for snow!!! LOL!


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