Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Last week at the women's Christmas brunch at our church, one gal made baked oatmeal.  I like the recipe because it's easy to make gluten free and super yummy...  Note to gluten free folks, I read online that you have to get rolled oats that specify that they are gluten free if you have a severe allergy.  Quaker Oats doesn't guarantee that their oats have not experienced cross-contamination and can't be considered gluten free :(  But, I read that there are oatmeal brands that certify that their oats are gluten free and have been processed on gluten free equipment.

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

3 cups rolled oats or old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 heaping tsp. baking powder = 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk or 1 cup rice milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp of vanilla
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl. Stir and pour into square 8 x 8 pyrex baking dish.  Pour frozen blueberries over top and spread out.  Press blueberries lightly into the top. Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes. Test with spoon in middle to see if done.  The middle shouldn't be wet.

My husband loved it and my kids liked it too, so this is sure to become a regularly made dish in our house.  

My husband, of course, liked it topped with whip cream!


  1. Would a different berry work as well? I have one girl that really doesn't care for blueberries! Or could I use a cinnamon and brown sugar mixture? Would it need extra liquid to compensate for the lack of frozen fruit?

  2. Yes, I think another berry would work fine and yes, you could add cinnamon as well :) I'd probably add 1/2 tsp. to start. I think I'll try that next time. My girls don't like blueberries either so I picked them off (easily) off their portion. My husband loves them. I think that would be yummy with cinnamon. No, you wouldn't need extra liquid to compensate for the frozen fruit (which is optional). The gal who made it actually made it with honey and agave nectar (both liquids) (1/3 cup each) and 2/3 cup rice milk and 1/3 cup half and half. I've noticed that Half and Half doesn't act like other liquids. I think this recipe is very forgiving. I made the alterations I did to the recipe (from how she made it) to make it less expensive to make :)

    She noted in her email to me that you can make it plain, and serve with fresh fruit, or bake in diced apples, raisins and cinnamon. :)