Thursday, January 27, 2011

It May Snow For A Night...But Baked Oatmeal Is For Breakfast

We finally got a decent snow in my neck of the woods. Too bad most of the metropolitan area didn't know it was coming. Traffic was a nightmare, cars were abandoned, and a baby was born on the American Legion Bridge. My daughter's commute home was 8 hours long, and ended with a two mile walk, after the road became impassable.

Oh yeah, it's evil out there....

Doesn't the morning light change everything? Here is the same picture, looking like a beautiful, winter morning.

This morning was a perfect time to make my son's favorite breakfast...Baked Oatmeal.
This hot cereal will warm the innards, and has been known on occasion, to heal a broken heart. (Recipe courtesy of Keepers At Home, Christmas 1994 "The Little Book of Great Granolas).

Start with 3 cups of Quick Cooking Oats.

Add packed brown sugar (light or dark).

Then add baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Mix all the dry ingredients together.

To the dry mixture, add milk...

Melted butter or margarine...

And eggs, slightly beaten. Mix well...

Pour into a two quart casserole dish, and bake at 350 degrees, for 45 minutes...

Serve it hot from the oven...

Slice and crumble into a bowl, and serve with milk.

Baked Oatmeal

3 cups of Quick Cooking Oats
1 cup of packed brown suger
2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup of butter or margarine (melted)
2 eggs, slightly beaten

Mix and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Slice and crumble, serve with milk.

This is a warm and hearty breakfast cereal. Just perfect for a cold, winter's morning.

Have a happy and safe weekend!


  1. If you used earth balance and soy, it would be vegan. Or sometimes I've substituted the butter with half a cup of applesauce.