Baked Blueberry Oatmeal
There’s a tradition in our family: on The Husband’s birthday, The Assistant wants to make him breakfast. Never mind that The Husband doesn’t actually eat breakfast. It’s the thought that counts, right?
This year, The Husband’s birthday fell on a school day, so we needed to pick something relatively low-maintenance to prepare. I wasn’t going to spend the entire morning making pancakes and still have any hope of getting out the door by 7:55.
A friend had long ago shared a recipe for Baked Oatmeal, and I decided that this was the perfect birthday breakfast: warm and filling, but without a ton of work.
|Prep time||8 hours, 15 minutes|
|Cook time||45 minutes|
|Total time||9 hours|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Freezable, Serve Hot|
|Website||What Megan's Making|
- 3 cups rolled oats (not instant)
- .5 cup melted butter (1 stick)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1.5 cups buttermilk
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup mix-ins (fresh or frozen berries, nuts, seeds, etc.)
|The night before, combine oats, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and buttermilk in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate until morning.|
|Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.|
|In the morning, let the mixture stand at room temperature for 5 minutes as you get the other ingredients ready.|
|Add the eggs, baking powder, salt and whatever add-ins you choose. Stir well.|
|Pour into a greased pan. 9x9 is recommended. I had a round cake pan that worked just fine. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.|
|Cool for five minutes. Cut into squares (or scoop into something square-ish) and serve with milk for your Assistant, coffee for your Husband.|
The Assistant gave it two thumbs up. “I could eat this all the time, even though it’s mostly butter and brown sugar. Or maybe I could eat this because it’s butter and brown sugar.”
While it’s absolutely doable on a weekday, it’s not the sort of breakfast that you want to rush through. This would be perfect for a chilly weekend morning.