Monday, January 19, 2009

baked oatmeal... so so good.

Aaron made some baked oatmeal courtesy of The Kitchen Sink yesterday and it is so good. And you can heat it up in the microwave the next day and its still delicious. I don't always want eggs in the morning, cereal can get old, and pancakes can be just too sweet for me in the morning. Oatmeal is a good alternative, but its hard to get the perfect consistency. This baked oatmeal has a more cakey texture, eliminating some of the uncertainties of traditional oatmeal. I love it... thanks Aaron. Here is the recipe: 

Baked Oatmeal


2 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
3 1/3 cups skim milk
4 egg whites, lightly beaten
1 tsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
milk, yogurt and fruit (optional)
Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine oats, sugar, raisins, walnuts, cinnamon and salt. Mix well. In a medium bowl, combine milk, egg whites, oil and vanilla. Mix well. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes, or until center is set and firm to the touch. Cool slightly. Serve topped with milk or yogurt and fruit, if desired. Store leftover oatmeal, tightly covered in the refrigerator.
Prep time: 15 minutes. Cooking minutes: 55-60 minutes. Serves: 6-8.

1 comment:

JONathan GARDA said...

R.I.P. ORANGE with appeal