Friday, August 14, 2015

Baked Oatmeal

This is a nice change from the regular oats porridge that you may have for breakfast. However many fruits or nuts you may add, I can assure you the baked version tastes different.  Bake it just till it sets and get a golden crust and you have something that tastes like an apple pie or bread pudding, bake it even longer and it will be like an oaty bar. Use any of the fruits and nuts available to you. The choice is yours.  But do try it.  Does not take too long to make and you can have a good breakfast.  Breaks the monotony of the regular intake of cereal.  Team it with cold coffee or a juice and make it a complete meal.

The recipe is adapted from Once Upon a Chef, who describes it as an Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Walnuts and Raisins.   She even says it can be made ahead of time and just re-heated before consumption.  I made it fresh for breakfast and leftovers were kept in the refrigerator and reheated.  Still tasted good.

Serves 4-5 persons

Oats - 1 1/2 cups - I used instant oats
Demerara Sugar -  little more than 1/2 cup
Walnuts - 1/4 cup the more the better
Raisins - 1/4 cup
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Cinnamon powder -  1 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Milk - 1 1/2 cup
Eggs - 2
Butter - 4 tbsp + a little more for greasing - I had salted butter, so skipped the salt
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Apples - 1 large / 2 medium

Combine the oats, baking powder, sugar,  and salt if using
And half the quantity of nuts and raisins
Chop the apples
Melt the butter

Preheat the oven to 170C
Grease a 8-9" cake tin

Whisk the eggs add vanilla essence and milk whisk a little more.
Add this to the oatmeal mixture along with melted butter.  Mix well.

Place the chopped apples all along the bottom of the greased cake tin.
Pour the oatmeal mixture evenly over the top of the apples.
Put the remaining nuts and raisins over the top.

Bake in the oven till crust is golden brown and the oatmeal mix is set.  May take about 25-30 minutes.  If you want it more crisp and less pudding like, keep it for a few minutes longer.

Cool.  And slice.  And serve.  Can even be mixed with milk.  Serve with juice or a cup of coffee, hot or cold.  You are set for the rest of the day.


  1. This does looks like a cake :) Will definitely try this one :)

  2. this is interesting baked version,never tried before..would love to try !


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