• Baked Oatmeal For Those Special Mornings

    BAKED OATMEALI don’t make baked oatmeal a lot, but I do really like it for special mornings or mornings when we have company. Because I can make it ahead, it takes both the work and the mess out of the kitchen on the day that I serve it.

    Besides, most people that I know don’t make this one so I’m sure to get a ton of compliments, and if I have to cook, I might as well be complimented for doing it, right?

    Ingredients*

    2 Cups Oatmeal
    1 Cup Brown Sugar (Save 1/3 cup for topping.)
    1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
    1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
    1/4 Teaspoon Salt
    1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
    3 Tablespoons Butter, melted
    1 Teaspoon Vanilla
    2 Eggs
    1½ Cups Milk, I’ve used Pet when I didn’t have enough whole milk.
    ¾ cup sour cream

    *You can adjust the sugar, vanilla, butter, and cinnamon to the tastes of your family. Just never make the mistake of thinking this is a “healthy” recipe for your children. We list it as a very good “special” day recipe.

    Preparation

    1. Preheat oven to 350°
    2. Grease a 9-inch pan. I had to use a pie plate this time.
    3. Mix all ingredients, reserving about 1/3 cup of brown sugar for topping.
    4. Cover pan with foil, and bake for 20 minutes.
    5. Remove foil and bake for 25 more minutes.
    6. Remove from oven.
    7. Turn oven to the broil setting.
    8. Sprinkle top of oatmeal with remaining brown sugar.
    9. Broil bout 3 minutes, watching continuously.

    We don’t usually use the glaze because my family enjoys syrup on this. However, recipe is below if you prefer.

    Glaze

    3 Tablespoons Milk
    Powdered Sugar
    Cinnamon (If you want a more cinnamon taste.)

    Three tablespoons of milk will make quite a bit of glaze so you may want to start with less.
    1. Put milk in a sauce pan over med-low heat. Begin adding powdered sugar until you have a texture you like.
    2. Cook just until glaze begins to boil and turn clear.
    3. Remove from heat and dribble over oatmeal.

    This can actually be stored for several days in the fridge although I’m actually making this one to freeze for later. I’ve never tried to microwave it while it is still frozen so I’m not sure how that would work. Thawing before heating works great, just don’t overcook.

    I loaned my 9" pans to a friend so today I'm having to use a 9" pie plate.

    I loaned my 9″ pans to a friend so today I’m having to use a 9″ pie plate.

    If you want to glaze, you might want to stop at this point and not add the brown sugar topping.

    If you want to glaze, you might want to stop at this point and not add the brown sugar topping.

    Cover well the entire top of the oatmeal with about 1/3 cup brown sugar.

    Cover well the entire top of the oatmeal with about 1/3 cup brown sugar.

    Personally, I think the square pans make prettier slices. Also, if you wanting look, you need to let the oatmeal cool well before slicing and then nuke for a few seconds.

    Personally, I think the square pans make prettier slices. Also, if you are wanting look, you need to let the oatmeal cool well before slicing and then nuke for a few seconds.

     

    Personally, I think the square pans make prettier slices. Also, if you wanting look, you need to let the oatmeal cool well before slicing and then nuke for a few seconds.

    Personally, I think the square pans make prettier slices. Also, if you wanting look, you need to let the oatmeal cool well before slicing and then nuke for a few seconds.

    Since I plan to freeze, I'm not going to show you this slice with either syrup or glaze. It's going right back in the pan!

    Since I plan to freeze, I’m not going to show you this slice with either syrup or glaze. It’s going right back in the pan!

    You might also want to try our make ahead French toast. It is wonderful!

    Enjoy!

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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