Friday, January 11, 2013

Baked Oatmeal

In an effort to get healthier we've started to eat more at home and more whole foody. If you know Andrew he LOVES to go out and eat, and I love to not have a dirty kitchen so I comply.

BUT my butt has gotten a little big for my liking so I'm enforcing some happy-good eating in our little household.

Today's breakfast has been a favorite these last few weeks.

Baked oatmeal.

Dry ingredients:

2 cups of oatmeal
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 tsp cinnamon
walnut pieces - however many you want- we use about a cup
any kind of frozen berry or fresh fruit you want

You can also add chocolate chips but I don't ;)


2 cups skim milk
3 Tbs melted butter
1 large egg or 2 small eggs
a dash of vanilla (for us its a glug glug)

In a large bowl, mix together the oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, half the walnuts and half the berries. Save the other half of berries and walnuts for the top of the oatmeal.

In another large bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, butter and vanilla extract. Add the oat mixture to prepared (spray generously with cooking spray) baking dish. Arrange the remaining berries and walnuts then pour the milk mixture over everything. Gently shake the baking dish to help the milk mixture go throughout the oats.

Bake @ 375 for 35 to 40 minutes or until the top is nicely golden brown and the milk mixture has set. For an extra tasty top, sprinkle a tablespoon or so of extra brown sugar.

Of course I'm taking pictures barefoot and in the snow. 

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