6.29.2012

Baked Oatmeal

Back when I lived in the suburbs of Milwaukee, I used to frequent a little restaurant called Heinemann's.  One of the dishes that the (now defunct) restaurant was known for was its baked oatmeal.

At the time it was almost impossible to find the recipe but my sister-in-law worked hard to find a suitable alternative.  When she did, she carefully wrote the recipe out for me on a note card.

And then I not-so-carefully lost it.
(Oops.)

Not wanting to admit that to her, I Googled some baked oatmeal recipes and came up with one that I liked.  I thought it came from Quaker.com, but it turns out my version is slightly different from Quaker's (so I'm not exactly sure where it came from).

Regardless of its origins, it is a delicious breakfast treat and when my cousin came for a visit last week, her daughter requested that I make it.  (Far be it for me to deny the request of a child ;)


And here is the recipe:

Ingredients:
  1. 2 3/4 cup Old Fashioned oats
  2. 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  3. 3/4 cup raisins or Craisins--my kids don't like them so I leave them out :(
  4. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  5. 1/2 tsp salt (optional)
  6. 3 1/3 cup skim milk
  7. 4 egg whites (lightly beaten)
  8. 1 T vegetable oil
  9. 1 T vanilla


Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray glass baking dish with Pam.

In large bowl, combine first five ingredients.  Mix well.

In a medium bowl, combine last four ingredients.  Mix well.

Add wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix until blended.  Pour into baking dish.  
(I often do all of these steps the night before, refrigerate it, and then bake it in the morning.)

Bake 55-60 minutes or until center is set and firm to the touch.

My kids like it with syrup.  I enjoy it with fresh berries on top.  (Let's face it, any way you eat this stuff, it's gonna be great.)

Bonus!
In doing my "research" for this post, I discovered a  Heinemann's copycat recipe (which may actually be the one my sister-in-law so lovingly wrote out for me...)  You can find it here.  

(Just try not to lose it.)
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21 comments

  1. This looks good! I'm an oatmeal fan, but I've never had baked oatmeal. So do you cut it like bars? Is it cake-like or more brownie-like in consistancy? Could you just pour milk over it? Is it good cold or do you have to serve it hot? Do you wish I would stop asking these questions???!!!

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    1. Okay, it has a cake-like consistency and you cut it like a cake. I suppose you could pour milk on it but I probably wouldn't. It's delicious hot or cold.

      And you can ask me all the questions you want!! :)

      --Elena

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  2. Thank goodness you have found some time to blog. I've been having a serious case of withdraw. The only form I've ever enjoyed oatmeal is in cookie form. This recipe, however, looks like one I might like. I have a texture issue with oatmeal, I find it both too mushy and too lumpy. But if you say it has a cake like consistency you may have just converted me :)

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  3. This looks like it would be really good hot out of the oven! I have never heard of baked oatmeal before! Thanks for the link!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  4. I, like the others, never heard of doing this before ... so now I have something that I should, try since I love oatmeal! Thank you for sharing this with The "Sunday Stop"!
    Hugs,
    Bj

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  5. Ha! You sound like me. I never know where those recipes go that people write down for me. I have never in all my life heard of baked oatmeal, but now that I see the ingredients and how you do it, I wonder why we never did. It sounds simple, easy and really good. I'm going to try it. Thanks for the idea!
    Liz

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  6. MY MOM AND GRANDMOTHER USE TO MAKE EXTRA OATMEAL AND THEY MADE PATTIES WITH IT, FRIED IT IN BUTTER AND SERVED IT WITH MAPLE SYRUP (NY SYRUP ROCKS) AND SAUSAGE AND WE HAD BREAKFAST FOR DINNER!! THEY WERE DELICIOUS. I'M THINKING WE HAVE VERY SIMILAR RECIPES BUT YOUR IS THE HEALTHIER VERSION!! HAVE A HAPPY!!

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  7. I am teacher turned mother too ;) Found you Keeping it simple hop. Your oatmeal looks great. Love for you to return the follow. I am hosting Mom's Monday Mingle. Love for you to link up. Over 100 moms! You will hit 100 GFC followers for sure ;)

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  8. I think this may be tomorrow's breakfast!

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  9. I must make this asap...me and my little girls LOVE oatmeal! mmm-mmm, looks delish!
    ♥Linsey

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  10. Sharing this on pinterest right now!

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  11. Love this. I have a Blog Hop on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post tomorrow. You can find it at
    www.adornedfromabove.com
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  12. These sound absolutely delicious! I am going to make them right now! BTW I checked on myfitnesspal.com for the calories per serving (I included 3/4 c raisens vs craisens) and it is only 139 calories for 1/16. That is not bad at all for such a yummy treat!
    I saw your link on the ivy cottage blog and am so glad I decided to stop by!

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    1. Oh wow! I've used MyFitnessPal on and off in the past and really like it. 1/16th is a nice portion, too! Thanks for the great info and thanks for stopping by

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    2. Ok, so I totally just made these and I must say....YUM!!!! Oh, I served mine with Sweet Freedom vanilla icecream on top! Mmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  14. This looks wonderful. I've never had baked oatmeal. I'm going to have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  15. Yum! I'll definitely be making this, but with the addition of cinnamon.

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  16. What a great breakfast treat!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Mealtime Monday! Can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow night!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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