Tasty Tuesday: Baked Oatmeal

This recipe was submitted by Shannon Wilkes, from Faith Mountain Farm in Creston. Remember, in a few months, we’ll list all the reader submitted recipes and vote on our favorite. The winner will receive a prize, so email your favorite recipes to me today!


Feeding a large family is hard enough, but buying a different cold cereal for everyone’s taste is just crazy! My daughter and I came up with this wonderful recipe for baked oatmeal. The whole family likes it (even the babies) and you can make a batch, stick it in the fridge and warm it up (or eat it cold) during the week for breakfast. It’s a hearty way to start the day and keeps the kids full at least until snack time. My husband likes to put a swirl of honey on his–what a sweet tooth!

Baked Oatmeal
18 oz. rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar (add more or less to your taste, or even go halves with honey)
1/4 cup melted butter
3 eggs
1 t. vanilla
4 t. baking powder
1 t. sea salt
1 t. cinnamon (add more if you like)
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 1/4 cup skim milk

Mix all ingredients together well in a large bowl. Pour mixture into a greased 13×9 casserole dish. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees; uncover and bake another 15-20 minutes until set in the middle (shake it and if it doesn’t jiggle, it’s ready!). Cut into squares and serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers for later in the week. Variation: sprinkle blueberries on the bottom of the pan and pour the oatmeal mixture over them before baking.

What is your favorite family breakfast?

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