I went through a phase a couple of years ago where I tested out all kinds of baked oatmeals. Sweet, not so sweet, mini baked oatmeals, oatmeals with fruit, oatmeals, with craisins, with chocolate chips, with steel cut oats…you get the picture.
I finally found the perfect oatmeal. Not too sweet, holds together but not too hard, and easily adaptable. I went on a retreat with some women and this was a family recipe of one of the women.
INGREDIENTS IN BAKED OATMEAL
- Oats – old fashioned rolled oats are used in this recipe.
- Eggs – bind the oatmeal together and give added protein.
- Oil – keeps the oatmeal moist.
- Buttermilk – gives it the oatmeal a tangy taste.
- Sugar – just a little sugar to sweeten it up.
- Fruit – you can use fresh or frozen fruit
- Baking Powder – makes the oatmeal rise
- Salt – brings out the flavors.
VARIATIONS OF FRUIT
You can use any fruit you like. Here are some fruits that are great in this.
CAN I USE FROZEN FRUIT
You can absolutely use frozen fruit. Frozen fruit tends to bleed its color when it comes in contact with liquid so if using frozen fruit place it on the bottom of the pan and pour the oatmeal mixture over it.
To make homemade buttermilk you add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar to every cup of milk. Let mixture sit for 5 minutes or until milk appears slightly curdled. For this recipe you’ll need 4 cups of milk and 4 Tablespoons of lemon juice or white vinegar.
OTHER BREAKFAST RECIPES:
- Blueberry Croissant Puff
- Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bake
- Red Velvet Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls
- One-Pan Egg, Bacon, Potato Skillet
- Orange Rolls
- Pumpkin Pancakes
- French Toast Roll-ups
- Overnight French Toast Casserole
- Cheesy Baked Eggs
- 4 cups buttermilk, (see notes for homemade substitute)
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup oil, (vegetable, canola, or coconut)
- 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2 cups chopped apples, (see note)
- 1 cup blueberries, (see note)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish.
- In a large bowl, add the buttermilk, sugar, eggs, and oil. Whisk to combine.
- Add the oats, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
- Add the apples and blueberries (or whatever fruit you desire) and stir gently. Pour into prepared pan. Note: If you are using frozen fruit place it on the bottom of the baking dish and pour the oat mixture over it so that the color doesn't bleed into the mixture.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes or until oatmeal is firm in the middle. Serve with whipped cream or yogurt.