Sunday, January 23, 2011

Using Your Food Storage: Baked Oatmeal

I thought I would share a tasty breakfast dish that can be made completely from items in your food storage. This recipe for baked oatmeal is healthy, delicious, and easy to make. What more can you ask for?

First, gather the ingredients:

Then, mix all the dry ingredients together.

Since I was using dry eggs and dry milk, I added those here. There is no need to rehydrate the milk and eggs before baking. Just add the appropriate amount of water to the wet ingredients and proceed with the recipe. Mix it all together and throw it in the oven.

Here is what it looked like when it was done baking. It became slightly puffed and lightly browned.

The texture is a bit more firm than regular stovetop or microwave oatmeal but is still creamy inside.

I measured exactly 2/3 cup (Did I mention I’m counting calories?) and just plopped it in a bowl, which doesn't make the most appetizing food photograph, but I promise you it's really good!  I resisted licking the serving spoon, and trust me, that was an extreme exercise of will power. This stuff is yummy. Do extreme exercises of will power burn any calories?

If you're not watching your caloric intake, I would definitely increase the nuts by another tablespoon or two. I would also drizzle a little maple syrup over the top of each individual serving because it wasn't quite sweet enough to satisfy my gigantic sweet tooth. I used store brand, unsweetened applesauce, though. If I had used my homemade sweetened applesauce, I might not have had that problem. I only have 15 quarts of that lovely stuff left, however, so I'm rationing it out!

Try it out and let me know if you like this as much as I do!

Baked Oatmeal

2 c. quick oats
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. raisins
1 T. chopped pecans
1 t. baking powder
1-1/2 c. skim milk (or 4-1/2 T non-instant, non-fat dry milk and 1-1/2 c. water)
1/2 c. applesauce
2 T butter, melted (or canned butter such as Red Feather)
1 large egg, beaten (or 2 T dry egg powder and 4 T water)

Preheat the oven to 375. Combine the first five ingredients in a medium bowl. If using dry milk and dry eggs, add those powders to the dry ingredients. Combine the milk (or water), applesauce, butter, and egg (or water) in a separate bowl. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients; stir well. Pour into a greased 8" square baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until just set. Makes 4-5 servings.


  1. I'm going to try that! Looks good - thanks for posting:)

  2. I'm going to try it too. I'm counting calories but it really sounds too good to pass up. Thanks!

  3. Can you make this with non-instant, regular, oats?

  4. Casita - I have never tried it with regular oats. I probably should since I have a lot of it stored! My guess is that it would work fine with regular oats, but it would be more chewy in texture.