After Hubs and I were married, I asked him what he ate for breakfast. He casually replied, “Oatmeal.” I didn’t understand his commitment to oatmeal until we made our first married trip to Costco and Hubs picked up two gigantic tubs of oatmeal.
Even though I never ate breakfast, it didn’t take long before Hubs converted me into an oatmeal-for-breakfast enthusiast.
When Rachel shared a recipe for Baked Oatmeal, I knew I should give it a try.
What I wasn’t prepared for was how wonderful this recipe is!
If I tell Schäfer that we’re going to have a special breakfast and he can choose anything, he’ll say, “Baked Oatmeal!”
Without further ado:
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1/3 cup melted butter
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
1 cup fresh fruit
In a large bowl mix eggs, sugar, milk, butter, baking powder, salt and vanilla.
Stir in 3 cups quick-cooking oatmeal and spread in a greased 9×13 pan.
Top with 1 cup of your choice of chopped fruit and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
Our favorite topping is cinnamon apple slices. Mix 1 tablespoon sugar to 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a container with a lid. Add the apple slices and shake. Place slices on top of oatmeal and bake.
We’ve also enjoyed cinnamon coated bananas.