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Save Time in the Morning: Prepare Breakfast Ahead of Time

A yummy recipe for a week's worth of warm, filling breakfasts

Recently, some friends stayed in our home while we were away for a short holiday. When we returned, they had left a pan of baked oatmeal in our refrigerator as a thank you gift. It was one of the best things they could have given us!

Not only was the baked oatmeal YUMMY, but it provided both my husband and me a work week's worth of warm breakfast.  Each morning, we'd spoon some into a bowl, pop it in the microwave for one minute, pour a little milk on top, and devour it. Warm, comforting, yummy, filling, and quick and easy on a busy morning.

Baked oatmeal is just one idea for a pre-made home cooked breakfast. Other ideas are breakfast casseroles, quiche, and hearty muffins.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and preparing a hearty breakfast ahead of time so you can be sure to squeeze it in before you dash out the door is a simple way to get your day off to a good start.

Here's the Recipe for Baked Oatmeal that our friends gave us.

Beat the following with an egg beater in a large bowl:

  • 1 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 eggs

Then add:

  • 9 cups oats (can be quick or old-fashioned)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups milk

Stir all together. Add raisins, walnuts, or whatever you have on hand. Bake in a 9 x 13 pan at 350 for 35-45 minutes.

Note: This is the recipe that our friends gave us. We've found, however, that we need to use two pans to fit it all. It lasts us a long time. Enjoy!

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