This classic maple and brown sugar baked oatmeal recipe is a quick and easy way to start your day off on the right foot!
Oatmeal is my go-to meal for breakfast! Not only does it make me feel good about making a healthy food choice first thing in the morning, but it also keeps me full well into the day! This is one of the first baked oatmeal recipe I made and the starting point for some of my other versions, like this banana walnut baked oatmeal. I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to share!
Now my husband is not an oatmeal lover, poor guy, but he loves baked oatmeal! He will actually eat it cold when he’s running out the door for work! I prefer to have mine warmed up a little bit, but hey, whatever floats your boat, right?
This recipe is really quick and easy to make! Side bar – Do I say that for every recipe?? You simply combine the dry ingredients together in one bowl and the wet together in another. Then mix the two together and then let the mixture sit for 10 minutes. While the mixture sits, you can pre-heat your oven and spray your baking dish with cooking spray. Pour the batter into your prepared pan and bam! 40 minutes later you have a healthy and delicious meal to start your day!
When I was working outside of the house full time, I would cut it into squares and put them into individual tupperware containers to take to work for the week. Before leaving home, I’d splash a little milk on it and then microwave once I get to work. How easy is that? I simply have no excuses for not having a good start to my day when I have recipes like this! I hope you give this oatmeal and try and find out how easy it is to start your day on the right foot! P.S. It also freezes great for all of you meal planners out there!
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup quick oats
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 cups milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tbs. maple syrup
- 1 tsp. maple extract
- maple syrup and additional milk for serving, optional
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray an 8x8 inch pan with cooking spray.
- Combine the first six dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Whisk together the milk, eggs, maple syrup and extract in a separate bowl.
- Add milk mixture to dry ingredients and stir to combine. Let it sit for 10 minutes, stirring once or twice.
- Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes. The center should look set.
- Remove from oven, cool for at least 5-10 minutes, cut into six servings and serve, drizzling with a little additional maple syrup and additional milk, if desired.
*This recipe was adapted from Taste of Home magazine
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