Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Baked Oatmeal

Breakfast, December 15, 2010

Denise | Chez Danisse said...
Just pulled it from the oven. It smells absolutely heavenly in here! I think I'll have to take up doing something with fresh ground cinnamon and nutmeg every morning.
December 13, 2010

That was Monday. The photograph above is the last serving. Jane inspired me with her post about baked oatmeal. I just had to make my own. Jane, I cannot thank you enough. I was somehow imagining granola bars, but no no no, not even close. So much better. Imagine combing the tastes of bread pudding, rice pudding, and oatmeal cookie dough, yes, that about sums it up. I ate two servings warm from the oven. We also ate some for dessert (the same day). If I'd had a dollop of unsweetened whipped cream, well, I don't know what I would have done with myself. Perhaps its best I do not keep cream on hand. This recipe is delicious warm and it is delicious cold. Make some for yourself. Share it with someone, if you are in the mood.

Baked Oatmeal
(serves 2 for a few days)

2 tablespoons butter (plus a little extra for buttering your baking dish)
2 cups fruit and nut müesli (uncooked rolled oats, fruit and nuts)
1/4 cup sliced almonds (yes, there are nuts in the müesli, but I love almonds)
1/4 cup shredded coconut (mine was sweetened)
1/4 cup seeds (I used toasted pumpkin, sunflower, and flax)
1 teaspoon baking powder
fresh ground cinnamon (I like just a pinch)
fresh ground nutmeg (I like several pinches)
between 1/4 and 1/2 cup raw sugar (depends how sweet you like such things)
1 egg
1 1/2 cups skim milk
6 ounce container of vanilla yogurt

Preheat oven to 375°

Melt butter and set aside to cool. Measure müesli, almonds, coconut, seeds, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar into a medium bowl, stir, and set aside. Whisk egg in a separate medium bowl. Add milk, yogurt, and cooled butter to bowl with egg and whisk it all together. Add bowl of dry ingredients to bowl of wet ingredients and stir to combine. Butter a small baking dish (mine was a rectangular 11 cup glass baking dish) and pour in combined ingredients.
Bake 20 minutes.

Oh, you are going to be so pleased.

And no, I still haven't put that plant in soil. Mind your own business.


  1. how delectable. I completely agree with your proportions of nutmeg over cinnamon. I can practically take in the aromas!
    i thought that plant looked mighty familiar...

    love the light that comes through that windo.

  2. I'll take one without coconut, please. But extra whipped cream.

  3. I love your recipe, now I'll have to try it your way.

    Maybe we can get the world eating this.

    World peace through oats.

    xo jane

  4. I somehow missed Jane's post on this, avid reader of hers though I am. This is the universe givimg me another chance. I have all those ingredients and am off to bake an oat.

  5. I had never thought to bake my oatmeal before. I'm off to try it right away (don't wait up). BTW, I thought your cutting looked most natural and lovely. I think it could be potted up (or not) as you wish.

  6. i love that kind of thing! but i'm usually in such a hurry that i put it in the microwave...not at all the same effect. i won't say anything about that plant cutting...not a word.

  7. God I need this recipe right now but it's 6:50am and I have no oatmeal and a deadline to be out of the house soon. I can imagine it's the perfect comfort food.

  8. i HAVE to do this, almost right now, i think...

  9. Wow. That´s the first time someone´s been able to talk me into voluntarily eating oatmeal. I´ll have to give it a try at the weekend.

  10. What a wonderful idea: a dish that could be equally at home as breakfast, dessert, lunch, dinner...

    I have a basil plant whose roots are getting out of control in a Mason jar, and I have yet to repot it as well :)

  11. thank you for this! i'm going to give it a try :)

    xo Alison

  12. I have a plant that's been rooted in water for about two years now. It's doing just fine.

    This looks really good. I'll have to try it one of these winter mornings.

  13. That sounds hearty and delicious, and super easy too. Thanks for sharing the recipe!! I love oats.

  14. isn't it the best? a few months ago i made it using a recipe from a blog called nourished kitchen and ended up eating it everyday for almost two months (i froze it in portions)!

  15. Yummy.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I have tried baked oatmeal before at a restaurant in Lancaster, Pa. When I asked them for the recipe, they actually gave it to me. Unfortunately, once at home, something went amiss with the baking powder and I haven't made it since.
    Can't wait to give this one a try.

    btw... I was glad to see your unpotted plant on the table.

  16. I am a big fan of morning oatmeal so maybe I should take it further... this sound sooo good :^)

  17. Oh, goodness. Well, you make it sound and look so incredibly irresistible..! And the smells... I will have to try it! I've been really loving the warmth of food smells this winter. I want everything to smell cozy, and homey, and delicious. This sounds like it will fit the bill perfectly.

    much love,

    ps: maybe the plant loves its watery home. It certainly seems perfectly happy.

  18. gosh. I have never heard of such a thing. will try this week.

  19. Thanks, everyone. If any of you do give this baked oatmeal a try and do a little something to make it your own (and love it), let me know. I'm planning on making some more tonight or tomorrow morning and just might incorporate your suggestions. Thanks again!

  20. Oh, and thank you for not judging my plant.

  21. I love baked oatmeal! I often add pomegranate arils to mine for some extra punch. Yum!

  22. Katie, If only I was at my Dad's, he just harvested a wheelbarrow full of pomegranates from his tree.

    Lecia, It is. It is.

  23. That looks yummy. This post is yummy. But this time of year is killer for keeping up with yummy blogs. So I'll have to play catch up and make this for breakfast tomorrow. Happy weekend!

  24. Hi Denise,

    We just tried this recipe and it is delicious. We added chopped cranberries which went over really well.
    Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas

  25. yum. Will be marking this to try after the first of the year.

  26. I have never tried this before, just reading your post about it makes me want to try it out right now...

    ...and check out Jane's post.

  27. I hope all interested are able to give it a go. I just made some more and added dollops of plum jam to the batter just before baking--yum.

    Bethany, So happy you tried it. I'm sure I'd like the cranberries too.

  28. i love your adorable last comment (about the plant...). You have the capacity of being so wonderfully real and huggable!
    And btw, I am so making this dish super-soon for breakfast.

  29. My husband will love this. Will make it for New Year's Day. Thanks for sharing!

  30. i am SO making baked oatmeal... i bet my kids will love it, too!

  31. Amelia, You are so very nice.

    I hope you've all been able to bake some oatmeal. I'm due for another round soon. Happy New Year!