Baked Oatmeal To Cozy Up Your Weekend

My son’s school was closed on Election Day which gave us a perfect excuse to do NOTHING on Tuesday (except vote, of course – though only after my kids watched a movie in the parking lot of my polling place while I read about the candidates on my cell phone).

Our sole outing was a lunch date and a bike/scooter ride with good friends that we don’t see nearly enough. 

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The day was a perfect re-charge, starting with the boys letting me sleep in (7:30 a.m. IS late after the time change) and a breakfast I just had to pop in the oven.  Overnight baked oatmeal should work as well on a Sunday as a vacation day Tuesday, so it seems just right to share on the eve of a long weekend for some.

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We’ve tried this recipe from All for The Boys a few times.  My oldest devoured it and didn’t miss the extra butter and sugar in this lighter batch we put together.

Bonus: hot breakfast all week long (just reheat a square before school).

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk (we used almond)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • mashed banana (you can hardly taste the banana, but if you prefer not to use a banana, add 1/4 cup melted butter and 1/4 additional brown sugar)

DIRECTIONS

To prepare the night before, combine the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Whisk the eggs, milk and butter in a separate bowl. Pour into the bowl with oat mixture and mix together well. Cover and refrigerator overnight.

In the morning, pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until set and golden brown on the edges. Serve with milk and a little maple syrup.

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