Okay get ready. If you’re a fan of baked oatmeal (or oatmeal in any capacity) you MUST stop what you’re doing and try this recipe right now. No I’m serious, RIGHT NOW. (By the way, I’ve never posted a recipe on my blog before and I’m really not much of a chef, so that should tell you just how yummy and simple this dish really is.)
I’ve been on a major baked oatmeal kick as of late. There are so many tasty versions floating around out there (like, a ton) but fear not! I tried a bunch of them over and over to bring you the best (it was a huge sacrifice, but I did it all for you). I took what I loved about each recipe, added my own ideas, and tada! This is my favorite recipe by far; sweet sugar and spicy cinnamon come together for the tastiest combination. Legit the most comforting comfort food you could make and perfect for cold, wintry mornings (or, you know, 80 degree afternoons like we’re currently having in Phoenix).
It’s so easy to make and reheats really well, which means breakfast is quick and delicious every morning. Even Jameson, the pickiest little eater ever, gobbles it up. And it’s freezable! Just cut it up into square portions and you’ve got meals for days. But the best part? Cheap. This probably costs $5 at the most.
Sugar and Spice Baked Oatmeal
Yield: 8 servings (9 x 13 inch pan)
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
- 3 cups rolled oats (quick-cooking oats work too)
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a standing mixer (or mixing bowl) whisk together all ingredients.
- Pour into prepped baking dish and bake in oven for 25-30 minutes, or until oatmeal is set in the middle.
- Serve and enjoy! (Oh I’m so excited for you to taste it.)
Optional: Serve with milk or cream, yogurt, fresh fruit, a sprinkle of cinnamon, whatever tastes right!
Freezer instructions: Portion into squares and store in individual plastic baggies. Thaw in microwave on low power for about a minute, add a splash of milk, and then microwave on regular power for another minute.
What are you waiting for?! Please give this a try! And then let me know how much you love it. 🙂