oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal

Servings 6
Author Debi

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup chopped pecans toasted
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups strawberries and raspberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F with a rack in the top third of the oven. Generously butter the inside of an 8-inch square baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the oats, pecans, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In another bowl, whisk together milk, egg, butter, and vanilla.
  3. Sprinkle two-thirds of the berries into the prepared 8-inch baking dish. Cover the fruit with the oat mixture. Slowly drizzle the milk mixture over the oats, and scatter the remaining berries on the top.
  4. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until the top is golden brown, and the oat mixture has set. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Serve warm, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This was my first time making this baked oatmeal dish. And, honestly, I’d leave out the fruit entirely the next time I make it. But, I’d definitely have some fruit on the side to serve with the oatmeal. I just think the fruit flavor overwhelmed the delicate oatmeal flavor. So, I’d prefer it plain next time. But, I thought the method of cooking the oats in the oven was great. And, the oatmeal itself was cooked perfectly.
Oh, and this could be made in little individual serving dishes. That would be so cute! Just cut the baking time a little.