This baked oatmeal recipe hails from Pennsylvania Amish country. Everyone who tries it loves it! Serve this comforting dish topped with milk.
This baked oatmeal recipe hails from Pennsylvania Amish country. Everyone who tries it loves it! Serve this comforting dish topped with milk.
I make this frequently. We love it. I vary the recipe each time slightly. Instead of cramberries, I have put in cherries, blueberries, chopped apples, drained canned peaches or fresh when in season. I also use olive oil or canola oil, eliminate the butter and add applesauce, and decrease the sugar by 1/2 to make it healthier.Read More
very yummy, i used half the brown sugar, soy milk instead of regular milk, 1/2 c applesauce instead of the butter and raisins instead of cranberries. delicious
I just moved to Pennsylvania (Lancaster County, Amish area) and this recipe is an old old favorite of my husbands family. The card reads by Marge Weaver, 1946. lol Cool huh? Only thing is, it calls for 2 tsp of Baking Soda, not powder. Sometimes instead of cranberries we do raisins and nuts, or during the summer, dried strawberries, dried pineapple or even dried papaya chunks. Layed out in a 13x9 pan, it is done a little crispier and used with milk as cereal, or in a couple small 3x8 pans, as a deep dish goodness. Really wonderful stuff.
We enjoyed this. However, I had to cut the sugar way back to 1/3 c. When I saw that it called for a full cup of sugar I almost gagged -- it would be so overwhelmingly sweet (more of a dessert like another reviewer said) with that much. You'd be eating 1/4 c. sugar for breakfast! (It actually made more like 6 servings, but even at that, it would still be almost 3 tablespoons of sugar per serving) Anyway, with the lower sugar it was a nice alternative to everyday oatmeal. It baked up nicely and we've been snacking on the leftovers. Thanks for the recipe!
This was the first time I made baked oatmeal. I had it for a group of ladies I had over for a Prayer Connection and everyone said they really enjoyed it. Then 2 days later I had my Sister-In-Law (a long time fan of baked oatmeal) and a friend over for some leftovers. My Sister-In-Law said it was the best baked oatmeal she ever had. It was nice and sweet with the brown sugar, and the cranberries just made it a little tart also. I will definitely make it again. It froze well and I just thawed it out and popped it in the microwave.
All 6 of my children LOVED this recipe. It turned out like a soft granola bar. I tried some of the suggestions in the other reviews. We used 1/2 cup brown sugar instead of the cup. We used 1/2 cup applesauce instead of the butter. We substituted soy milk for the milk. We added golden raisins instead of cranberries. So, basically it is a very versatile recipe.
Good stuff! This is NOT oatmeal squares, as you can gather from other reviews - so don't make it if you want squares to cut out and serve. It is a crumbly cereal for breakfast, like a heartier version of stove-top oatmeal. I ate some plain and some with milk. Used sultana raisins instead of cranberries only because no cranberries around house, but you could use any dry fruit or chocolate chips, anything that doesn't absorb water which you'd put in oatmeal. Easy and tasty. Just plan for the baking time. No extra sugar needed to serve, it's plenty sweet.
Made this exactly as written! Turned out sweet, great for kids. Filled them up almost all day. Truly a stick-to-your-ribs, hearty, comfort recipe. TIP: Pre-measure and prep all the dry ingredients into gallon zip bags. Then in the morning, add wet ingredients and zip bag closed. Knead, mush and mix directly in zip bag. Snip bottom corner of bag and squeeze directly into baking dish. Drop the zip bag into the trash. Prep time is 1 minute! Customize it to you heart's content! Thank you for the great base recipe BLANCHL!
I changed the recipe a bit and LOVE it. To cut calories I substituted a half cup of Splenda for half the brown sugar. To cut the cholesterol I used one whole egg and an egg white instead of two eggs. Also, I can't afford cranberries, so I substituted apples and raisins, which I had on hand. It's fabulous!!
I make this frequently. We love it. I vary the recipe each time slightly. Instead of cramberries, I have put in cherries, blueberries, chopped apples, drained canned peaches or fresh when in season. I also use olive oil or canola oil, eliminate the butter and add applesauce, and decrease the sugar by 1/2 to make it healthier.
I've looked, for awhile now, for a form of oatmeal my husband will eat without grimacing. He hates oatmeal. Not the taste, but the texture after it's cooked (as a cereal of course). This has beyond won his favour. He loves it! Furthermore my children love it, my father, who is a standard oatmeal fan, loved the change, and I too am a fan. I make mine with Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, Soymilk, and canola oil, and I find it turns out the same as when you use the ingredients called for. I also, personally, like to add 1 heaping cup of blueberries (usually frozen in this house, unless we're in season), instead of the cranberries. Works very well. I also have to recommend adding 1 cup of pumpkin puree, instead of the 1/2 cup of butter. Leave the butter out, and the 1 cup of puree gives it a very pumpkin pie like taste. Not exact, but similar. Add half a tsp of ground cloves, all spice, ginger, and nutmeg, and it smells like a pumpkin pie. It's very moist, incredibly cake like, and a good option for the fall months.
I've now made this recipe twice - the first time I followed the instructions exactly. It came out fairly loose, like granola but soft. It was delicious but a little difficult to eat. I was looking for something my husband could take to work in the morning on the run. So, I made the recipe again with the following changes: I used quick oats (rather than old fashioned rolled oats) and replaced the butter with applesauce. PERFECT! About the consistency of a soft cookie - very easy to cut into bars and pack for breakfasts! Also, cutting the butter made each bar 100+ calories lighter and eliminated 10 grams of fat from each. Oh, and the recipe serves 8-10...not 4.
I have tried different baked oatmeal recipes and my family and I really enjoyed this one. I used blueberries like another review suggested. Also I used vanilla soy milk anddid not add extract. Also yummy with vanilla creamer bolthouse farms chai on top. This recipe is a keeper.
I made a few changes to make this recipe Weight Watcher's friendly . . . First, I only made 1/2 recipe (4 servings). I cut the brown sugar down to 1/4 cup, used skim milk, and substituted apple sauce for the butter. Even with these changes, it was delicious! Weight Watchers Points Plus = 6 per serving. Not bad!
I have tried every enhancement I could think of to make my daily bowl of oatmeal more palatable, but I had wearied of it and cut it out of my breakfast regimen. I know it's supposed to be nutritious, so when I came upon this recipe, I was determined to give it a try so I could continue to get my healthy "dose" of oatmeal, but in a different form. I loved that it was so easy to prepare. I incorporated several of the suggestions of other reviewers, so I'm rating this recipe based on those changes. I'm sure the original recipe would be even more delicious, and I may try it exactly as written when I'm in the mood for something more "decadent." I chose to use applesauce instead of butter to keep the fat content down. I used real maple syrup in place of brown sugar because I had maple syrup that I wanted to use up. I added blueberries (I didn't have cranberries), chopped walnuts and raisins, and sprinkled coconut over the top. I was delighted with the results: moist, but firm, so that I could cut it into squares -- sort of like the texture of bread pudding, which I love. I preferred this cold with a glass of milk. I would like to thank all the reviewers who offered their great suggestions. This is definitely a keeper for me.
I enjoyed this.
Yummy! We made this 2 times in 3 days. I did sub apples for cranberries. Perfect!***UPDATE**** I make this the night before and throw it in the fridge then in the morning while the oven is heating up I take it out of the fridge to let the temp come up a bit then bake. I usually need to add 5-10 extra minutes but its a lifesaver on those cold early school mornings :)
This is a good basic recipe. Lots of changes can be made to suit your tastes. I like the texture of this, we scoop it into bowls and pour milk over it. I add some milled flax seed for the nutrional value and it gives it a slightly nutty flavor. It's also great with chopped apples and raisins. I also put this in the crockpot on low for 3 hours during one of my kid's snow days last week, they got to go sled while breakfast was cooking and it turned out great, a little more moist than in the oven.
Fantastic recipe! My husband loves this! I added diced apple to the recipe in place of the cranberries and it was amazing - almost dessert-like. Definitely a keeper.
I guess I didn't read enough of the reviews to discover that this recipe makes more of a soft granola instead of the moist baked oatmeal that you can cut like a lasagna. It was okay, but not great. A little bit over spiced with cinnamon we thought and just not a great texture. Even after pouring milk over it in our bowls and re-heating, it still was too soft to be crunchy, yet also too firm to be soft...if that makes any sense. LOL. We will keep searching. Not horrible, just not what our family is looking for I guess.
This was really good. After reading others' reviews, I reduced the brown sugar and used applesauce in place of half the butter. I halved the recipe and baked it for 30 minutes in an 8x8 baking dish. I was glad that I greased the pan; I think it would have stuck pretty badly otherwise. I poured a little milk and sprinkled a few walnuts over the top to serve. A very nice change from my usual morning oatmeal. I'll be making this again.
This was wonderful on a rainy day! I found this recipe...loved the idea...but being on Weight Watchers I had to make some minor changes...fat free milk...egg whites...1/4 cup oil (I used coconut oil)...ended up with a warm happy belly...and my son couldn't stop eating it. Thank you for this!!!
I like this a lot. My husband did to - and he's not fan of oatmeal. It's more cake-like (but not quite bars). Made for way less of a mess with my two-year-old's "meat-mo" too. I also cut the sugar back to just shy of 1/2 a cup, and I baked in a 9x9 rather than 9x13. I had a bunch of raisins leftfover from something else so I used those instead of craisins. SO EASY! I will definitely try it next with blueberries. Hubby picked the pan clean. UPDATED: I made it as written for after-Christmas breakfast (but still in a 9x9). It was DIVINE. It is totally worth making at least once with the full sugar and butter if you can. On a regular basis we will still reduce the sugar a bit, but for company and holidays, OH MY! EIGHT... no, TEN STARS!
Can i give this 6 stars? Excellent breakfast! My teen son has never been enthusiastic about oatmeal, but this recipe won him over. We've tried it as written, with no fruit, with blueberries, strawberries, and apples & walniuts. Usually I substitute applesauce for the butter to eliminate the fat and reduce cost. The blueberry version (fresh & frozen both work great) has emerged as our favorite.
Just tried this for the first time - it came out great! Halved the brown sugar as others suggested. Used a few raisins, not cranberries. I think apple chunks would be even better! Used a 9x13 pan, but baked for only 30 minutes. Came out soft and moist and delicious, nice light balance of flavors.
I love this recipe! What I did that I think makes it even better is add about 1 cup of chopped pecans and two medium granny smith apples (cored, peeled, and coarsely chopped) to it. It gives the oatmeal and incredible flavor and texture.
This is my go-to baked oatmeal recipe! I make just a few changes: cut sugar in half, substitute applesauce for the melted butter, and add 1/4 cup flaxseed and/or wheat germ. I've never used dried cranberries (I'm thinking this means craisins?) because I don't think I'd like the texture. So we use blueberries (just throw a handful of frozen ones in from the freezer!) or chopped apples (I sautee them in a bit of butter and cinnamon for about 10 minutes to soften while I mix together the other ingredients).
This is really good. I use 4 cups of oats. 2 cups Multi grain oats from Trader Joes and 2 cups old fashion oats. I like the texture it gives.I also use apple sauce instead of butter, only a sprinkle of brown sugar. I have made this about 5 times in the past 2 months. Once with peaches and all the other times by grating 3 apples and chopping 3 apples with skins on. I add 1 additional liquid egg white to make it so you can easily cut in squares. My family of 6 eats in a day. LOVE this!!! Husband loved the peach version, but 4, 6, and 2 yr old liked the apple version only. I can now assemble this in less than 10 min! I bake it the night before and we scoop in bowls in the am. I like mine warmed up in a bowl with almond milk and additional cinnamon . ENJOY!
Delicious! I had never heard of baked oatmeal before and I will definitely start making it a lot now! Listen to the MANY review suggestions! 1/3 cup of brown sugar is really all you need. I also did 1/4 cup of butter and 1/4 cup of mashed bananas. I shook a little nutmeg in there and a little extra cinnamon. Dried cranberries, raisins and walnuts...anything you like, really. YUM!
This is the best breakfast to have on hand when you're in a hurry. Make it the night before and you have instant food when you're crunched for time. I like it straight from the oven. Scoop some in a bowl and splash on some milk...a great tasting, hot breakfast that sticks with you for hours. My daughter eats this stuff plain. However you choose to eat it...it's good! We make this every week.
I have never had anything like this before in my life. I am not even an oatmeal fan. However, I was looking for something to add into the morning breakfast rotation for the kids. This is amazing! I followed the recipe exactly. It comes out somewhat like the consistency of a soft, moist granola. You could eat it plain, with a spoon. But, I followed the suggestion of other reviewers and spooned it into a bowl and stirred in a little milk with it. It was really great! I'm going to store it in the fridge and in the morning try to microwave individual servings with a little milk and see how it turns out. A whole recipe will last us several days if it works like I hope. Try this, you will not be disappointed!
I'm from Lancaster, Pennsylvania and this is a very popular PA dutch dish... one thing that's pretty important is to use the "Quick cooking" oats to give it the right consistency and "hold". Try adding diced apples instead of the raisins. Delicious!
Just made this and wanted to rate it as being wonderful. I have never made baked oatmeal before, heck never even heard of it. Found the recipe by accident. So glad I did! I made it exactly as written except for omitting the cranberries and cutting the brown sugar to 1/2 cup. It's hard to describe the texture. At first I thought it was going to be sorta like a cake as I cut through it. But it crumbled apart as I plated it. It is sorta like a warm moist granola. Think stuffing/dressing texture. The top was just very slightly crisp around the edges. I baked mine in my small PC deep dish baker, sorta close to an 8x8 sized dish, for 30 minutes. I topped our servings with a pat of butter and 1 tsp. of pure maple syrup. My picky 6-yr-old LOVED it. Can't wait to see how the leftovers are! This is worth trying out!!!
I just made this and it turned out very good. I love oatmeal anyway, and eat it practically everyday. It was fun to try a different way of making it. I first had it at a brunch at church. This recipe was way better. At first I made it exactly as written, only omitting the salt bc I used salted butter. It just didn't look like quite enough in the 9x13 pan (we are a family of 6). So I decided to half the recipe again. That was perfect. I also added probably an extra 3/4 cup milk (to hopefully avoid it being too dry). I still baked it for 40 minutes. It was just the right amount of time. Oh yes, by the way, I greased the bottom and sides of the baking dish with the stick of butter before melting it. I served it hot drizzled with a couple tablespoons of half and half. That little bit of half and half made a really good dish great. My 6 yr old asked if i could "make it lots of times". Also I didn't have cranberries so I didn't put them in. Can't wait to try it though. I will definately make this again.
I have been making this for breakfast for several years and is one our favourite breakfasts. It is not meant to be a square. When you scoop it out of the pan it should crumble and you eat it with milk just like regular oatmeal. You can add fresh fruit on top if you wish. It doesn't need anything else. The only difference in my recipe is that mine has 3-1/4 cups oatmeal and I keep the 1 cup sugar but make it half white and half brown. It is not too sweet. Don't forget that a 9x13 pan will make several bowls of oatmeal. Place leftovers in the fridge and microwave the next day. Makes a great school day breakfast.
Just made this for the first time this evening. Followed the recipe exactly, but only baked for 30 min per other reviewers to keep it a bit moister. It crumbled a bit anyway, but no matter, it was yummy. My DH and I loved it...can definitely see how we can customize it like crazy (and are looking forward to that!). I recommend spraying the 9x13 pan with Pam though...it does stick a bit. ***UPDATE*** I have now made this at least 4 times for my DH who absolutely loves this. It is his new standard breakfast. Spraying the pan with Pam did not help...it still stuck. Today I used Baker's Joy spray (like Pam but with flour in it) and YAY...that did the trick! No more sticking. Today I made it with Brown sugar Splenda (1/2 cup), walnuts and dotted canned apple pie filling on the top. That was a GREAT addition...YUM! This will be a staple in our house! Thanks for posting this recipe!
I've never had or made baked oatmeal so I wasn't sure what to expect with this recipe. I was pleasantly surprised! This was like a soft granola bar or almost a chunky muffin. I took other reviewers advice and cut the sugar in half (I actually used Sucanat). I also used 1/2 cup applesauce instead of butter and egg beaters instead of eggs. I added a little ginger and some slivered almonds and it was delicious. Brought it to work for a breakfast treat and everyone enjoyed it. It wasn't devoured but we picked at it happily all day. I would definitely make this again!
Used pure maple syrup instead of brown sugar. Soaked the oats in the eggs, maple syrup and milk overnight. Added the rest in the morning and baked at 350 for 25 min.
Delicious recipe! I made this for my family on a cold morning and it was great! I added almonds and diced peaches to the oatmeal as well before baking. It was fantastic!
My family and I love this recipe! I like to add froz blueberries and use almond milk since my 4yo can't have dairy. Also, I use 1 med. banana in place of the eggs. YUM! I've tried it w/o these alterations and it's delicious as well.
I had never eaten baked oatmeal before, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but this was really good. Some of my daughters have told me they eat this when they sleep over at their friends' house, so I thought I'd give it a try. I did 1 and 1/2 times the recipe, which was enough to serve 7 children and myself with a little left over. I pretty much followed the recipe, except I subbed 1/4 cup canola oil spread for 1/4 cup of the butter and added a pinch of nutmeg and a dash of cloves. I also used 3/4 cup of brown sugar instead of 1 and 1/2 cups and added several drops of stevia. The texture is kind of like a soft crumbly cake, but not dry at all. I had mine with milk. A very filling breakfast. Try it!
Thought we'd try something different with our oatmeal and discovered this wonderful recipe. Halved the recipe (it's just the 2 of us) and baked in an 8x8 dish. I used 1/2 butter & 1/2 applesauce and it worked out just fine. Might use all applesauce next time to make it a little less fat. Loved the flavors, loved the texture, loved the quick prep, will be making this again. We both poured milk over the top and enjoyed this new breakfast treat. Thanks so much for the recipe!
Great, but I made quite a few changes! I also reduced the sugar to 1/3 cup, and used 2 TB butter and 1/2 cup applesauce to cut the fat. I also used quick cooking oats, since that is all I had on hand, and added some slivered almonds. Lastly, I baked in an 8x8 pan since I wanted a softer consistency- more oatmeal than cookie bar. We loved it with a little warm milk poured over the top. Delish!!
I made a few tweaks... used 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt & 1/4 cup milk, added fresh blueberries instead of the dried cranberries & used a cinnamon/clove/nutmeg mixture. It came out oh so perfect! Moist & fluffy! Next time I will use less sugar & more blueberries.
Excellent! I made some changes and would adjust next time, but only slightly. I only used 1/2 c. craisins and did 1/2 c. frozen blueberries and cut up a large peeled apple. I used 3 tsp. of cinnamon. I would reduce the Splenda BS to 3/4 of a cup and I will try half butter half apple sauce next time. The consistency was perfect using an 8x8 pan - cooking time was right on too. I think baking it in a 9x13 would result in a very dried out result.
it was delish..i added walnut,almonds and didnt have cranberrys so i added yellow raisins.i spreaded it a little thinner and made oatmeal bars and frooze them..
I make this at least once a week for our family. What I love MOST about it is that the recipe is forgiving enough for lots of variation. Sometimes I sub applesauce for the oil. Sometimes I sub a couple bananas for 2/3 of the milk. Sometimes I sub pumpkin puree for most of the milk, and add some pumpkin pie spice. Once, I had ground up too many gingersnaps for the crust of a pumpkin cheesecake, and threw the excess gingersnap crumbs in. Delicious! You can even add peanut butter (and bananas?...or chocolate chips?) to the recipe. To add more healthy goodness, try adding some ground flax seed or wheat germ. It's yummy enough that the kids would never guess! Great recipe on its own, and fun to experiment with, too!
This is a family favorite- perfect for a lazy Sunday supper when you want something easy. I leave out the cranberries and substitute chocolate chips... which makes it both supper and dessert all in one!
rather than vanilla;try maple extract!!!! I also added chopped pecans.
Delicious! I took this to a get together where I knew children with food allergies would be, so I subbed bananas and applesauce for the eggs and butter, and didn't have cranberries so I used raisins. It was so good I came home with an empty dish! Will definitely be making this again and again. Thanks for the great recipe!
I make this exactly as indicated, except substitute sliced apples for the cranberries because my husband prefers apples. It is VERY good and it's a Sunday morning favorite. Thanks to the review suggesting 1/4 cup butter and 1/2 cup applesauce- I was looking for a lower fat version and now I'm going to try it!
I am in love with this recipe! I have made it 3 times already this week. My kids love to help make the oatmeal. The only thing I add is more cinnamon to our liking. We put it in a bowl and add a little milk. So GOOD!
I made this for my family and we all loved it! This is a keeper. I tweaked the recipe just a bit to fit our whole foods lifestyle: to cut down the sugar, I substituted 1/4 cup honey and 1/4 cup maple syrup for the brown sugar. I used about 1 cup of dried fruits (cranberries, raisins, and chopped dates). Sometimes I substitute 1/4 cup melted coconut oil for half the butter and add some unsweetened coconut flakes. It tastes just like an oatmeal cookie and is very filling with plenty of leftovers for the next morning!
Very tasty! I halved the sugar after reading reviews. While it was still acceptable, it just wasn't as desirable. Next time, will start with 3/4 cup sugar and add more if necessary.
I did the half-the-sugar, sub-soy-milk, applesauce-for-butter version and it is AWESOME! Somehow mine is more like a bread, but ain't nothin' wrong with that, as far as I'm concerned. And mine was finished baking in 35 min.
This recipe is awesome! I would say this is more like 6 servings, but it's so delicious two people can finish it off in one sitting! =) I did make a few changes to make it a little lighter (taking into account said overeating)... I only used 3/4 c. brown sugar, and instead of 1/2 c. butter, I used 1/4 c. butter and 3/4 c. unsweetened applesauce. I've added a diced apple too (instead of the cranberries), and that makes it soooo good, like a cross between oatmeal and apple crisp.
Very good! I used dried blueberries. It turned out kind of like granola (a wetter granola) so I had mine with yogurt. Made the house smell great, and made great leftovers. I will be making this a lot!
I did make some alterations. Cut sugar to a little less than 1/2 cup. Used plain soy milk. Used applesauce in place of butter. Instead of cranberries used frozen blueberries. Mixed 1 c. into mixture and also scattered extra on the bottom of 9x13 pan as suggested by someone else. Delicious and healthy!
Nice change to the typical oatmeal. I also used 1/2 cup brown sugar and apple sauce instead of butter. Instead of cranberries I put in raisins and chopped walnuts. Served it in a bowl with milk. Will make that again. It's healthy, filling and really yummy.
really good, I followed the recipe and its a winner. OMG so good!!!
This was really good! I followed the recipe to a tee with just 2 substitutions. I used all natural applesauce in place of the butter and I used splenda instead of brown sugar. It was really good. I served it with some fat free whipped cream. The leftovers were good cold for breakfast too. You could easily substitute other dried fruits for the cranberries or even try fresh raspberries or blueberries.
I didn't care for the texture, but DH likes it.
To make this healthier, I used 1/2 c brown sugar, 1 egg & 1 egg white, 1/4 c butter and 1/4 c apple sauce. I also used 2 apples instead of the cranberries as it was the only fruit we had on hand. Will make again! Oh, I also made this in and 8x8 instead of a 9x13. Definitely would do that again too.
I am not a fan of boiled oatmeal so I decided to try this recipe. All I can say is...amazing! I only used 1/2 cup brown sugar and cut down the butter to 1/4 cup and added 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce as suggested by others, as well I added a 1 cup mix of raisins and dried cranberries and one chopped-up Granny Smith apple. I also added 2 tsp. of REAL vanilla extract. I will be making this often...real comfort food! Thanks for sharing!
My husband has toast with peanut butter and jam EVERY DAY! I have been trying to spice up his life for over 10 years and this recipe did it! He says it's his all time favourite breakfast. The recipe is prefect as is!
Oh how we love this recipe! Almost every time we have overnight guests, they expect a breakfast of baked oatmeal. We put out little bowls of chopped walnuts (toasted), raisins, brown sugar, and whipping cream (sometimes whipped, sometimes not) for them to decorate their own serving. Warm and filling and very welcoming!
This is delicious and a very different take on oatmeal for breakfast. Actually it is more like oatmeal cake and more desserty. This reminded me of a muffin in texture. It was rather dry though and needed something like a sauce, whipped cream, or milk. I scaled this down to 2 servings and it was just right for us. It was rather sweet though and I wil probably use less sugar next time. I'm glad I discovered this wonderful new way to fix oatmeal, this stuff is so good! Thanks for sharing this keeper.
this is the first time making or eating baked oatmeal. for us it was just ok. made as written, but no cranberries and added some chopped pecans. i made in a smaller dish to have a thicker end result. if i ever do make again, i'm thinking about adding some fruit element as a filling. thanks BLANCHL!
This was soooo good and great for taking to work during the week....I used chocolate chips because I had no dried fruit on hand...and I cut back on the sugar a bit (I used 1/4 c. Splenda and 1/4 c. brown sugar) and applesauce instead of butter, because I am trying to cut back on calories. This turned out great and still pretty sweet (my 2 year old son thought they were cookies). Thanks for sharing!
I could eat it all by myself. All of it. In one sitting! This is a great "transition recipe" for my 16 month old, as long as I've chopped the nuts fine enough. She gobbles it up. Very versatile recipe as well since you can add nuts, chocolate chips, coconut, etc and make it as healthy or gooey as you please.
i loved it! Thank you for sharing!
HIGHLY recommended with chopped/peeled fresh PEACHES!!! (For this variation I use 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. almond extract, and halve the cinnamon and vanilla.) More like breakfast bar, this is really good. Use more milk if you want it moister. You can even pour extra atop before baking, and it will soak in. I also use only 1/4 cup SUGAR (plenty!) and half the butter with can be omitted, changed to coconut oil, or substituted with applesauce. Any dried fruit is delicious. I have used a mixture of raisins and soaked dried apples (chopped). Another time I used dried cherries, 1 tsp. vanilla, and 1/2 tsp. almond extract. Nuts would be good too. I've been making this weekly!
Yum yum yum!!! I've never had baked oatmeal before. But this is just so delicious. I halved the sugar as per some of the previous reviews and as I only had about 2 1/2 cups of rolled oats left, I added 1/2 cup of flax meal crunchy bits to add some healthy omega 3 fats. Very good. My 3 year old climbed up onto the bench to help herself to some more :-)
Delicious!!! 5 stars all the way! i pour milk over mine and heat it up, yum!.... i used applesauce instead of butter and i didn't put raisins in cuz i didn't have any
This was so good and so easy! The only change I made was reducing the amount of sugar to 1/2 cup. Yum yum yum!
This was very good. I made it in hopes that my two sons (one who loves oatmeal & one who hates it) would eat something substantial for breakfast. I called it "Breakfast Cake" to hide the main ingredient, and it was well-received. Thanks for the recipe!
We love this recipe but instead of cherries we use raisins delicious!!!!!!!!!!! Also good served over ice cream.
Loved this! I reduced the sugar to 3/4 cup, and substituted apple sauce for the butter. It turned out great. I served it crumbled in a bowl with milk on it like cereal. Really good, like a cross between oatmeal and granola. You can really play around with this recipe adding different fruits, nut, or seeds to it. Yummy.
Breakfast on a shoe-string was never better.
Delightful! Where has this been all my life?!! I ate it warm, then added some milk, then ate it cold....Mmmmm! Made it just like the recipe said. No tweaking needed.
First off, let me say that the serving size is about right on, at least in my house. I have 5 kids, three of which are just hitting their teenage years. They eat more than a five year old would. So, I doubled the recipe for my family of 7. Things that I changed based on other reviews: 1. I used half the amount of sugar. I agree that 1 Cup is way to much. 2. I used half the amount of butter and added in 1/4 Cup apple sauce instead. I like the taste of butter in my oatmeal, but I think this can be accomplished with a little bit instead of a lot. I am giving this 4 stars because of the changes I had to make. It was a very good recipe, just needed a little less sweetener.
I added 2 more eggs and in the end I fill the pan with extra milk until the ingredients just barely float and give it one final stir. I cover it with plastic wrap down onto the surface and let sit in the fridge overnight. I take it out and put it in the oven when I am showering. Over baking is not an issue. Go longer rather than shorter. The baking powder should get it to full on brown to signify you are done baking it.
First time I've tried baked oatmeal. My kids loved it! I do think I will try only 1/2 cup brown sugar and substitute the applesauce for butter next time, but it was still great like it was!
These are yummy, soft squares. I read some reviews, used 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, 1/4 cup splenda, used 1/4 cup raisins, 1/4 cup dried cranberries, 1/4 cup dried mulberries. Also used 1/4 cup butter/ 1/4 cup applesauce and a small bag of slivered almonds chopped up. 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/3 tsp clove and 1/3 cup oat bran plus the other ingredients. Nice with a glass of milk.
This was very strange. I followed the recipe exactly, except halved the sugar. It is edible, but no one really liked it. We tried eating it plain, and also with some milk on top, and both ways were not very good. It has an okay flavor, but the texture is very strange. Will not be making this again, that's for sure!!
YUM! I halved this recipe, & wish I hadn't cuz we ate the whole pan in one sitting. I didn't have any dried cranberries, so I chopped up one apple, and used raisins instead. Totally delicious! My hubby says "make this again!" I most definitely will, and make a full recipe so we can eat on it for more than one breakfast.
I took the advice of other reviewers and cut back on the sugar, using 1/4 brown sugar, 1/4 brown sugar splenda. I also cut the amount of butter in half and used applesauce in place of the remainging half. I added choc chips. It was delicious! Next time I will add coconut & nuts. The variations are endless. Great way to start the day!
Wonderful! As one reviewer mentioned, the oatmeal did not stick together like "bars." It was a bit crumbly, so I served it in bowls and with milk over the top... It tasted like cookies dipped in milk. My family loved it. They've even been telling the neighbors about how great it was! And it made the whole house smell heavenly!
This recipe has an outstanding flavor. I substitute 1/4 c. olive or coconut oil plus 1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce for all of the butter; 1/4 c. brown sugar and 1/4 c. agave nectar for the 1 c. of brown sugar; and I used a 7 grain (rolled) mix instead of oats. Awesome!
This was my first time making baked oatmeal. Some reviews said it was like oatmeal squares and others said it was not. So I figured it would be a bit creamy, but crunchy on the edges. It is more like a soft baked cookie when it comes out of the oven. It was okay if you poured milk over it. I guess I am just more used to regular oats, made on the stove top.
Pretty dang good! I did make a few changes -- (okay I made a good number of changes) based on the "too dry" comments.... I only added 1/4 cup melted butter and to that I added 1 and 1/4 cup applesauce. If I would have thought ahead I would've used apple butter instead though. I upped the cinnamon to 1 full tsp. Then instead of the craisins (I didn't have any) I added 1 cup of raisins and one Granny Smith apple (peel off) and sliced very thinly - coarsely chopped - I actually heated the milk and poured it over the raisins and allowed it to sit for 15 minutes to plump them up a bit.... Oh and I halved the brown sugar also so I only added 1/2 cup and it was plenty sweet. I actually prepped everything the night before and poured it into ramekins so that in the morning we had individual portions of the special treat. Kids liked it and it was a healthy option for us as a family.
I've fixed other baked oatmeal that was moister. I thought this was too dry.
Fantastic! I substituted dried cranberries for frozen blueberries (defrosted in the microwave for 30 seconds), and served it with a little milk - absolutely delicious breakfast food!
Unfortunately our family did not like this. It was dry and kind of tasteless. We will not make this again.
What a great change from cereal in the morning. I make it the night before and then warm it up with milk in the morning. Great with cranberries and probably would be good with raisins too. Saigon cinnamon (from Costco) is the best cinnamon to use!!
Very good! Kids loved it. I baked it in a 2 qt. dish rather than a 9x13 and think that the little bit smaller dish helped it stay moist. Heated up great the next day just adding a little milk to it.
Tried this with a few modifications suggested in other reviews. I used half the brown sugar, applesauce in place of melted butter and frozen blueberries in place of cranberries just because of family preferences. Also dotted the top with a little buttery spread before baking. Hubby and I thought it was okay but 3 of the 4 kids really loved it. I was pleased overall because my reason for trying it was to have a quick and nutritious breakfast for the kids on school mornings. Thanks BLANCHL.
This was delicious. I made one version with nutella instead of cranberries and another with nectarines. This one is a keeper.
Like most others, I used applesauce instead of butter, cut the sugar (and used equal parts splenda and brown suagr). Also, in addition to the cranberries, I added some roughly chopped granny smith apples and a big handful of chopped pecans. YUM!
This recipe is fantastic! I cut the recipe in half and added some "fresh" blackberries that I needed to use before they went bad in place of cranberries. Might try with apples and cranberries or other fruits. Next time I will cut back on the brown sugar because it was borderline too sweet for me. I will also try another reviewer's suggestion by using applesauce instead of butter to make it healthier. Very delicious and versatile recipe!