Baked Oatmeal

  • FoodieSandi Posted: 10/18/09
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    I have been making this for years, my whole family loves it. This recipe is great, I make it all the time. I also cut the sugar to about 1/3 cup, and add spices. I have read the other reviews and next time I will try it with pumpkin, and the muffin tin idea is great! I can't wait to try it again, even though I still have some in the fridge right now.

  • Chowdahead3 Posted: 12/28/09
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    I made this for Christmas morning, adopting several of the suggestions (craisins instead of raisins, added a splash of vanilla) and it was delicious! I was pleasantly surprised, as was my husband who had seconds. The only change I would make would be to cook it a little less next time to make it slightly creamier.

  • sirrah231 Posted: 03/08/09
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    This recipe is DELICIOUS. I did substitute dried cranberries for the raisins and old-fashioned oats for the quick-cooking. Added about 8-10 more minutes cooking time, but turned out thick and cake-like. Which is my preferred oatmeal consistency. Also tossed in some extra walnuts. Flavors are delicious. And it's easy to make.

  • PatrickWChicago Posted: 12/29/08
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    MANY MANY thanks to Susan Baldwin from Eatontown New Jersey who was credited with this recipe when first published. For the last few years I make this every Sunday and then it's my breakfast for the next four days. In fall and winter I use canned pumpkin instead of applesauce and top with pure maple syrup....pure heaven.

  • LHope1 Posted: 09/10/09
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    Made this for an office breakfast and was a great hit. I used dried cranberries and pecans which is what I had on hand. I also used the Splenda Brown Sugar and Egg Substitute. I had fruit toppings with warm skim milk to go on top when serving.

  • Momofciscokid Posted: 11/22/10
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    I use dried blueberries instead of raisins. I hate raisins. I also ran out of applesauce, so I used half a cup of fresh shredded apple. Even better.

  • RNCoco Posted: 01/16/11
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    This is a wonderful base recipe in need of nominal modification. I made it today and was amazed how similar it was in taste to a local restaurant's baked oatmeal. Preparation was easy and fast. I added nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla extract, fresh blueberries (in lieu of raisins), chopped granny smith apples, and frozen sliced peaches as a middle layer. I estimate this necessitated 10-15 minutes of additional baking time, but it was well worth it! I added powder sugar on top and my family enjoyed a hearty nutritious and yet delicious meal! I highly recommend this dish- I don't even like oatmeal! A true crowd pleaser. I will add more walnuts and raspberries next time to have the sweet and tart combination.

  • rabergirl3 Posted: 05/11/11
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    So good. I made a few changes. I added more walnuts. I didn't use applesauce but instead added mashed bananas. I used buttermilk instead of skim milk. I also used frozen blueberries instead of the raisins. Then just added a bit of salt and some vanilla. I also baked it longer because I had old fashioned oats!

  • cpalma Posted: 04/24/11
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    I loved this. It was kind of like an oatmeal cake but not quite as sweet. I did make a few modification just because I hadn't been to the grocery store. I was a couple tbsp short of milk so I used fresh orange juice. I added cinammon and vanilla. We hate raisins so I put in chopped apple. I omited the walnuts because my daughter doesn't like them. I can't wait to have this again tomorrow!!

  • rexie87 Posted: 04/11/11
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    This was such a quick and delicious breakfast dish. I used the old fashoned oats so I cooked it for 30 minutes instead of the recommended 20. It turned out perfect! I also substituted dried cranberries for the raisins and added some chopped walnuts on top after it was cooked. I will definitely be making this again!

  • nlrutecki Posted: 06/26/11
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    This was delightful! If you are looking for a slightly different oatmeal from the regular faire I think this is probably the way to go. I used vanilla almond milk mixed with skim and egg substitute with a splash of vanilla and cinnamon and nutmeg for some extra spice. I also didn't put any butter or sugar the oatmeal because I don't think it needs it and I like to make my breakfasts as healthy as possible. Yum Yum Yum.

  • PulpFiction Posted: 07/25/11
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    I absolutely love this recipe. I stir all ingredients together the night before, let them soak in the fridge over night then simply bake it in the morning. Great for guests and/ or brunch. Everyone loves this. Even better with added fruit like a banana or fresh plums.

  • karategirl Posted: 08/12/11
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    I made this for the first time yesterday as a healthy snack for food service managers. I used pumpkin (great source of Vitamin A) instead of the applesauce and tossed in some craisins and a small amount of Ghiradelli dark chocolate chips (flavonals and flavor!). I doubled the recipe and it turned out great with more baking time. I am going to try to make it with yogurt instead of the milk next time and cut the sugar down by a 1/3.

  • Lucinda17 Posted: 09/18/11
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    Outstanding. I modified the recipe based on some of the other reviews. I placed the oatmeal in a jumbo muffin pan. Turned out great! This is a great alternative to regular oatmeal.

  • faithweaver Posted: 11/18/11
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    My husband and I loved this recipe! I did substitute pumpkin for the applesauce (as I didn't have any applesauce on hand) and added a little cinnamon. YUM!

  • ambkinz87 Posted: 01/16/12
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    This is such a great breakfast!! I halved the brown sugar and totally skipped adding butter to keep the recipe as healthy as possible. I also substituted pumpkin in place of the applesauce and used pecans rather than walnuts. Obviously I made some big changes to the flavor itself, but I am sure this would have been great following the original recipe as it was probably the best oatmeal I ever had. Also, being able to just pop it in the microwave in the A.M. was a huge time and energy saver!! :-)

  • Kimsteppe Posted: 01/29/12
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    Delicious! I used pumpkin instead of applesauce and only used 1/3 cup of brown sugar. It was plenty sweet. I served it with cinnamon and almond milk. I like a bigger portion so for me it only makes 4 servings.

  • Sue111 Posted: 04/09/12
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    My family loved this! I added 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Next time I will double the recipe!

  • smsepich Posted: 02/08/12
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    Delicious!!!!!!

  • rachelsargent Posted: 04/16/12
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    I followed the recipe the first few times, but this last time I didn't have any applesauce, so we used mashed up banana instead...I don't think we will ever make it with applesauce again! It was SO moist and delicious and the banana flavor was much stronger than the applesauce...I had to give some to my neighbors to quit eating it!

  • CookingCrazy Posted: 03/13/12
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    Due to health issues, could I substitute soy milk in place of the milk that is called for in this recipe.

  • Leeelevine50 Posted: 05/26/12
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    Served with Greek yogurt and fruit. My husband couldn't get enough. I will definitely keep this as a great brunch dish as well as a weekend treat for my husband and myself.

  • sberzon23 Posted: 06/16/12
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    Very yummy! I changed a couple things. I used 1/3 cup of splenda brown sugar mix instead of the regular sugar. I didn't have walnuts, so I used a couple tbsps of pecans. I didn't have fat free milk, so I used 1%. I also added a bit of nutmeg. It came out great. Just enough sweetness. A nice change from regular oatmeal.

  • sosweet67 Posted: 04/03/13
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    Used 1/2 almond milk & 1/2 milk & used a cup of applesauce instead of raisins. Added more almond milk & milk when I eat it. Love.

  • melanieted Posted: 04/14/13
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    Great! It definitely doesn't need the butter (or even the full sugar amount). I add vanilla and cinnamon for some extra flavor and use different fruits/nuts depending on what I have. The applesauce can also be switched out for pumpkin.

  • 2mnyboyz Posted: 05/04/12
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    yum. try it with dried apricots and pecans. sprinkle cinnamon on top.

  • TessaMarie Posted: 08/05/12
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    Love this recipe! I change it up sometimes. My favorite variations uses pineapple instead of apple sauce, plus 1 tsp vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and about 1/4 cup brown sugar. And I cook it for about 30 minutes so it's dry...like an oatmeal cake. So delicious!

  • dania10 Posted: 10/19/13
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    This was really good. I put 1/4 cup of sugar instead of 1/2 cup and I also added more walnuts. yum!

  • hcamp29 Posted: 04/11/13
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    We love it! It's delicious. We cut back on the brown sugar but we will follow the original recipe next time. You should make it.

  • mrsmastershake Posted: 03/27/12
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    This was soooo delicious! I also used pumpkin instead of apple sauce since i didn't have any. Used vanilla soy milk, and also added some cinnamon and allspice. It's very sweet, would probably still be delicious with less sugar and butter like someone else said.

  • rmiller2 Posted: 04/22/12
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    I'm not sure if this is just me since this recipe received raving reviews but I found this version of baked oatmeal way too sweet and somewhat artificial tasting (even though I didn't put anything but natural ingredients in the batter). I actually halved the amount of sugar yet still found it way too sweet for my liking. I have been making baked oatmeal for a while now but have always used the recipe in Gourmet magazine. This one calls for 3 cups of oats, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup applesauce, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1/4 cup canola oil, 2 eggs, vanilla extract, as well as 2 tsp baking powder, raisins and cinnamon. You still bake it in an 8'' square pan but for a little longer because of all the oats. So this version is basically a little less creamy and more oaty as well as less sweet and more of a breakfast food. I like the idea of putting in pumpkin or mashed banana though in place of the applesauce, maybe I'll try that next time :)

  • 3Boys4Me77 Posted: 02/01/14
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    Delish and oh so easy. I make with craisins instead of raisins and 1/4 cup sugar instead of 1/2, and it's perfectly lightly sweetened.

  • Justina1023 Posted: 10/13/13
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    I made this for the first time today and it was great. I made a few modifications. I used 4 small Washington apples diced, 1/3 cup pecans, 1 tbsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp allspice, 2 cups whole milk (all I had on hand), and old fashion oats. I increased cooking time to 25 min. and it turned out perfect. My 5 year old, Julianna,helped me make this and she loved it. This will be a regular for us now. Yum Yum!!

  • jacquieM Posted: 09/19/13
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    Delicious!!! Easily microwavable the next day with a drop of water on top. I usually add one chopped sauteed apple too.

  • SBaumann Posted: 11/15/13
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    Delicious!! I used craisins instead of raisins and pistachios instead of walnuts (because that's what I had on hand) and it turned out GREAT! Yummy!!!

  • taval2 Posted: 04/17/14
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    Delicious - made this for brunch. Even my niece who eats nothing loved it. It was a little dryer than I expected so it was better with a some vanilla almond milk over it.

  • cheftami Posted: 05/30/14
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    This was delicious! I prepared it before I went to bed (NOT a morning person!) and took it out of the refrigerator while the oven was heating. I used a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar and almond milk. I can't wait to try it with pumpkin. Definitely a keeper.

  • osequin Posted: 07/27/14
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    This oatmeal was perfectly sweet in my opinion. I didn't have applesauce so I used sour cream because it was the closest thing I had in terms of texture but in hindsight I should have used mashed bananas. Next time I will try to broil the oatmeal during the last couple minutes of cooking to get a crispier top

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