Baked Oatmeal 2 Ways

My kids HATE oatmeal.  I’ve tried everything short of a funnel duct taped to their mouths.  One time I even got a big bowl of brown sugar and scooped a huge spoonful of it on top right in front of The Wild One and he didn’t even bat an eye.  It might as well have been toxic waste.  This is all very disconcerting to me because I love granola so much, and oatmeal in everything.  Sooooooo, I have found lots of recipes for baked oatmeal, which I have never really eaten before.  Tornado scarfed down a whole bowl, and The Wild One is warming up to it.  It’s getting cold, and crawling out of bed is a little tiny bit easier for everyone when there is something yummy cooking in the oven that will fill our bellies and stick to our ribs.

This one tastes like apple crisp or apple pie.  I tell The Wild One it is “Oatmeal Cookie Cereal” so he will eat it.  Just like I tell him the shrimp is chicken.

Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

  • 1 C. whole rolled oats
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 3 T. maple syrup
  • 1-2 peeled and diced apples. (I grate mine sometimes)
  • 1 1/4 C. milk (I use coconut or almond milk)
  • Nuts if desired.

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a glass pie plate. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour into pie plate. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Don’t over bake. Remove from oven and allow to cool a bit. Serve with a little milk, whipped cream or yogurt if desired.

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 bananas

 Preheat oven to 350.  Spray 8x8ish pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
 Combine all ingredients, except for bananas.  Slice bananas and place in bottom of the sprayed pan.
  Pour oatmeal mixture over bananas.
 Bake for 20 minutes or until oatmeal is set.
Remove from oven and serve warm. Add additional toppings to baked oatmeal, if desired.
The bananas really add a nice touch.  This is pretty yummy, especially with Thanksgiving coming up.  I’m going to save my leftover pumpkin and make some muffins or use it for pumpkin pie next week.  Next week!  I can’t believe it.

4 comments on “Baked Oatmeal 2 Ways

  1. Lauren says:

    Allow me to recommend this recipe as well:
    I substitute the coconut oil & milk for just a can of coconut milk and it is outrageously delicious! Oh, also I soak for at least 18 hours. Do you have Trader Joes? They have great prices on Steel-Cut oats. Cheers!

    • Granola Mom says:

      Ooooh thanks for sharing! I need to try all kinds cause I really like it a lot! Do you soak grains often? I’ve read a lot about it but don’t know enough yet to offer advice on it. Still learning. I WISH we had Trader Joes. I’d be in heaven. And the nearest Whole Foods is an hour away. Wah wah. Even New York did that better!

  2. Lauren says:

    I have started soaking grains as much as we eat them, which actually isn’t much. We rarely have bread in the house. I started doing my own rye last winter and it was great by the 3rd loaf, but it’s still an acquired taste. I have Nourishing Traditions and use the pancake recipe in there and they are incredible. You soak the flour overnight, so you’re really only adding 1 minute to your cooking time the night before.

  3. Angie says:

    HAHAHA!!! Sorry, I was laughing at your comment that you tell your child shrimp is chicken – I just thought that was hiliarious!

    That being said, I can’t wait to try both of these recipes! My husband and I have adopted several special needs children and I can see a HUGE difference in their behavior since I’ve cut out a lot of the junk and have instead started cooking with “real” food. Unfortunately, I live in a predominantly Hispanic community (no offense to my race) and we mostly just FRY stuff. I’ve had a bit of a hard time coming across any “whole” foods but have come across several great sites and blogs (like this one) that has great recipes listed.

    Thank you for the time and effort you’ve put into this, I will be one of your faithful followers!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s