Winter time is the perfect time for a nice hot bowl of oatmeal to start the day. You just feel a little better…a little warmer. My daughter loved my homemade oatmeal growing up. I’d throw on a pot of oats, mix in some cream, brown sugar and maybe a little fruit…. bowl. empty.
This Baked Oatmeal is a great alternative to the traditional bowl. It’s warm, hearty and the possibilities are endless. You could certainly serve this for brunch along side a plate of bacon and a bowl of yogurt. Talk about a crowd pleaser!
I love to hear your ideas and thoughts! What are your favorite additions to oatmeal?
Blueberry Brown Sugar Baked Oatmeal
This recipe can be put together the night before, keep refrigerated.
- 2 cups of Rolled Oats (quick oats are fine if that’s what you have)
- 2 TBSP of Butter
- 1/2 cup of Brown Sugar
- 1 TSP of Baking Powder
- Pinch of Salt
- 2 TSP Cinnamon
- 1 TSP Nutmeg
- 2 cups of Milk (any type EXCEPT Almond Milk)
- 1 egg
- 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
- 1/3 cup of Maple Syrup
- 1 cup Blueberries (frozen will work without defrosting)
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Preheat Oven to 375
In a standard sized baking dish add the 2 tablespoons of butter, place in oven until melted, move around to coat bottom of pan. Set aside. Grab a large bowl, add all of the dry ingredients and toss until evenly distributed. Place mix into your baking dish, tossing with a fork until the remaining butter has made it’s way through all of the oats. (It won’t coat, just add a little throughout) Gently pat down to cover pan edge to edge. Add in your blueberries, you can either drop them over the top, or place them one by one. (I don’t have that kind of patience I just shake them over the top) Set aside.
Use the same bowl to mix together the wet ingredients, whisking everything together. Slowly pour this mixture over your oats, making sure to coat the entire pan. You can also shimmy the pan a bit to get help with this.
Bake uncovered for about 40 minutes. Oats will come out golden brown and the consistency of a bread pudding.
Serve warm, and sprinkled with a little bit of your chopped pecans!