baked berry oatmeal.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

you know those times when you come across a breakfast and think to yourself, "ok, this could be in some really quaint vermont bed and breakfast.  the kind where the owners are some sweet old couple, probably high-school sweethearts, and they've perfected a cup of steaming hot coffee and there's a big porch sweeping across the front of the house that overlooks foggy mountains and misty lakes and you sit there by the hour and they bring you this plus that perfect cup of coffee?"  no?  you don't think like that?  i do.  and this breakfast could be served in that sweet little in-my-imagination bed and breakfast.  it's chewy and sweet but not too sweet (and not too chewy either).  it's really good and it's a keeper in my house.  i first had it when my mom made it.  we all raved, so she shared the recipe.  thanks, mom!

baked berry oatmeal
serves 6-8

2 1/2 cups regular rolled oats
1/2 cup steel cut oats
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 t ground cinnamon
2 cups milk
1 egg beaten
1/3 cup applesauce
1/2 cup oil (i used coconut oil)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries

for garnish 
(and one of the best parts in my opinion--don't skip it!)
strawberry jam, warmed
plain yogurt, greek or regular

preheat oven to 400 degrees.  in large bowl, stir together rolled oats, steel cut, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.  set aside.  in medium bowl combine milk, egg, apple sauce, oil, honey, and brown sugar.  add to oat mixture and stir until combined.  it'll be really wet but will become much more casserole-like in the oven.  pour into greased 2-quart souffle or casserole dish.  bake for 20 minutes.  remove from oven, stir mixture, and mix in berries.  bake for another 20 minutes or until lightly browned.  spoon into bowls.  serve with a dollop of yogurt and warm jam on top (mixed together). 

it's pretty hearty and stays with you for awhile too.  thanks steel cut oats! 


  1. Sounds delicious! My parents are coming in town next week and I think I'm going to try to re-creat that whole Vermont bed and breakfast scene for them;) I just bought some Adirondak chairs for the back deck, so that's a start, right? Although does the fact that they share a room with Tate & sleep on an air mattress totally screw things up?

    I'm a HUGE oatmeal fan though, so this will be tried. For sure.

  2. not only does the recipe sound like perfection, but that oatmeal container... man, i tell ya, the things that get me happy! that can is so darn cool! its puts my plane-jane, old Quaker container to shame :) thanks for sharing!

  3. @janell, if you buy the steel cut oats (that the recipe calls for) you can prob find that one in your grocery store! but i used regular oats too... in the boring container.

  4. hell yeah, that sound´s delicious..
    i´m doing therapeutic fasting at the moment, but i´m sooo looking forward to start eating again with healthy müsli next week!! :)
    greetings from germany!

  5. oooh girl! i saw the pictures and thought to myself: hey i have that on hand! and that! honestly, this gives me a chance to use those steel cut oats i got a while ago...i just don't have the time or taste for them, but i can DEFINITELY get behind a recipe like this! and with strawberries in such full force in our little hometown, i've got bucketfulls in the fridge just screaming for this recipe:) just printed it out! thank you! hope you have a beautiful, blessed day!

  6. I'm gonna send this recipe to Dad and Barb to have on hand for my next visit.

    Sounds divine.

  7. This sounds amazing!! I making this when I return from my trip...yum!

  8. oh yum. perfect breakfast for the vile weather we are having in Blighty at the moment! Bx

  9. Baked oatmeal is a staple around here! I usually make a double batch on Monday and we eat off of for breakfast for the next few days. I'll have to try it with the addition of applesauce - never thought of that before! I added blueberries and walnuts to this week's version. So yum.

  10. you should open YOUR place as a b&b! i'd totally come for the baked oatmeal.
    that looks fantastic!

  11. This just sounds simply divine. Yum :)

  12. I want to be eating this right now, with that perfect cup of coffee you mentioned.

  13. Oh my goodness, this sounds and looks delicious. I love any kind of oatmeal souffle!

  14. I'm dreaming of oatmeal and old people running inns. And wrap around porches. What a great post!

  15. AH! Have to make this uber soon!
    Thanks for sharing!!


  16. this sounds pretty awesome! :)

  17. Adding this to my toddlers' breakfast rotation, stat!

  18. Yup, definitely making this when my friend comes to visit next month!

  19. All ingredients just made it to the Whole Foods list for the weekend. Thanks for this one!

  20. I am definitely making this tomorrow! Looks so Yummy!

  21. This sounds perfect! I'm going home to NH next weekend, so I think I will make it one morning, for my parents! They will love it!

  22. Why is it that I constantly find myself drooling when you post food pictures and recipes.

    Guilty again.


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