Monday, December 12, 2011

Baked Oatmeal

I am beginning to wonder if my blog has become a food blog with all the food posts lately. I love to bake and cook so for me it is a natural progression to share the lovely dishes I create.

Today's blog is all about the wonderful baked oatmeal I made for breakfast today.

I found this recipe and totally adapted it. I wanted to give credit since I adapted her recipe for my creation.

4 TBSP Butter (melted)
1/4 cup olive oil (or coconut oil)
2 TBSP Crunchy peanut butter (or any other nut butter would work)
3/4 cups sugar
2 TBSP molasses
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup whole flax seeds
1/2 cup shredded apple
1/2 cup sliced whole cranberries
3 cups oatmeal *edit* (How could I forget to tell you how much oatmeal? chalk it up to being excited to share this recipe with you!)

In a medium sized bowl mix the oats,flax seeds, spices and baking powder together and set aside. In another bowl mix melted butter (and coconut oil if you use that) the eggs, peanut butter, sugar, milk (yes you can use coconut milk, flax milk, almond milk or rice milk) and vanilla together. slice your cranberries in half and then add them into the dry ingredients. Add shredded apple to the wet ingredients and then blend the wet into the dry. This looks a little soupy but it bakes up wonderfully.

Preheat oven to 350* and bake for 30 minutes.

I heated the milk up and added 1 tbsp of honey to it to sweeten it slightly. Then when the baked oatmeal was done I served it up in a bowl with a pouring of milk over the top.

The results were a grin from this happy boy. 
The Cuddlebug


  1. P.S. You could substitute coconut oil for all of the butter but I happen to be out of coconut oil.

  2. Thanks for sharing. This sounds really yummy. I am gonna try and make it. hope it taste as good as yours.

  3. When I first found this recipe, it sounded so good that I had to try it, especially since I already had the ingredients in my house.

    I just pulled it out of the oven 10 minutes ago and oh my god! It is delicious! The house smells like oatmeal cookies and even my dogs are begging for some! It actually tastes better than it smells. How is that possible? This is a delicious treat that you can have for breakfast without feeling guilty.

    I think I have found a new breakfast / snack to add to my list of favorites. This would also be a great dessert. Just add a scoop of ice cream on top and you'll have something that kids and adults will simply love!

    Thanks for posting this Crystal!