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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Fall Harvest Maple Baked Oatmeal



     It has been a little while since I shared a new baked oatmeal recipe.  But this is a great time of year to make a warm, hearty and healthy breakfast so it seemed time to make another batch.  Baked oatmeal is one of my favorite things to make with my little guy.  The measurements don't have to be super exact, the techniques are not difficult and it is something he can more or less do on his own with a little direction.



    All I have to do is tell him how many scoops of each ingredient and he can put the whole thing together.  He loves the independence.  It is a great way for him to work on his counting without knowing it as well.  He got new cooking utensils for Christmas too, so it was a great opportunity for him to use he new measuring spoons and whisk.



    Of course we love to eat the results as well.  It seems a lot of baked oatmeal recipes are dense and chewy.  We prefer our baked oatmeal to be almost a bread pudding consistency.  It is hearty enough to hold together and be served in pieces, but still has a soft melt in your mouth feeling.  You have to try it to believe it!

Fall Harvest Baked Oatmeal
serves 4-6

Ingredients:

1 cup milk
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 eggs
1 cup rolled oats
1-2 cups chopped dried or freeze dried fruit, chopped (I used freeze dried apples and pears and dried cranberries)
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease an square baking dish.
  2. Whisk together the milk, yogurt and eggs.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 35 minutes or until the center is just set.
  5. Serve warm, at room temperature or cold.  If desired serve with a dollop of yogurt and drizzle of maple syrup. 



21 comments:

  1. Oh Carlee! This looks amazing! I love all the ingredients and I feel like this is totally in my wheelhouse for eating healthier yet will have the sweetness that I crave. yum!

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    1. I should start making oatmeal for dessert ;-) I am about 21 days behind on starting my eat healthier for the new year kick!!

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  2. What a great way to bond with kids and teach them while having fun! This is a healthy dessert in my book, ha!

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    1. It would be a great healthy dessert! We do have a lot of fun in the kitchen together.

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  3. I can just picture Jaxon making this. I bet he pulled the stool right up to the counter and got right to business. I LOVE YOUR BAKED OATMEAL RECIPES!
    You should make a video of grandma describing how Jaxon made her egg salad that day. It's too funny.

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    1. I should do that sometimes, she loves to tell the story so I don't think it would be a hard sell! He did get right in there and get the job done!

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  4. Hi Carlee, you have a chef in training there, watch it or he could muscle in on your blog! I've just shown my daughter this as I make cinnamon porridge every morning. Will it keep for a few days in the fridge? And do you serve it warm? I'll have to use honey instead of maple syrup and maybe use banana instead of dried fruit as my daughter isn't a fan. I've not even finished my first coffee of the day and I am already learning something new!

    xx

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    1. We normally eat it warm, but it is great at room temperature too. You can always cut off a square and pop it in the microwave for a bit to take the chill off, though I don't even mind it cold. Honey would be great, I've made some other recipes using honey instead and it would be lovely here as well. And banana is yummy too. I have banana and maple baked oatmeal recipe that you could easily sub in the honey for a tasty treat!

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    2. And you're right about him trying to muscle in. He has to take a turn taking pictures of things and sometimes directs me to take a picture even when I wasn't planning on it. He's a big help!

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    3. Ha, you have to love children!... I plan to make this soon. Will search you banana and maple baked oatmeal out!

      xx

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    4. I have a bunch of bananas begging to be used very soon! x

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  5. Hi Carlee, your backed oatmeal looks so good. I will have to make this, as my family would love to eat this for breakfast.
    Enjoy the weekend.
    Julie xo

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  6. Your Baked Oatmeal looks delicious. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. I am on the hunt to find things that I can substitute for granola/fruit and nut bars in the morning. I need something that is already made so that I remember to eat it. I am working on some breakfast cookies that I can take with me on the go, but this would be perfect to have in the frig for those mornings that I work from home! And I am a bread pudding consistency person, this sounds perfect! Picking up the ingredients. Excited to try this!

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    1. This will be perfect! May we also suggest the pumpkin pie baked oatmeal and hot cocoa baked oatmeal? Jax and I are big fans of both of them as well!!

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  8. What a fun recipe to make with your little guy! It sounds super tasty, and a perfect way to use some of those cranberries I have stashed away in the freezer.

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    1. I love doing stuff like this with him because nothing needs to be precise. It would be a great use for them!! Thank you!

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