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
- 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!