Saturday, January 14, 2012

Baked Steel Cut Oats

Do you agree that homemade baked macaroni and cheese is head and shoulders above that stuff on the stove, and that the stuff on the stove is head and shoulders above that stuff in the microwave? Well, this is the exact same situation. Oats in the microwave are good, oats on the stove are better and oats in the oven are THE BEST.

I have been wanting to try baked oatmeal for a while now and figured there's no better time than now--a lazy Saturday morning. I combined a few different recipes I saw on other blogs and came up with this concoction. While "winging it" when baking can be quite risky, it turned out wonderfully this time. Oh, and did I mention this is healthy? Enjoy!

Makes two hefty servings (I like a big breakfast)

1 cup steel cut oats (straight from the pantry, no soaking necessary)
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3/4 cup fresh or dried fruit (I used fresh blueberries)
Dash of sea salt

Preheat oven to 350F.

Spray two ramekins with Pam.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

Pour mixture into ramekins and top with a sprinkle of brown sugar. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Serve immediately with milk and sweetener of your choice. I used brown sugar today, but plan to try maple syrup and honey in the future.

I guess you could say we enjoyed this one.


  1. I love baked oatmeal! It's so cozy and perfect for this time of year in North Dakota too. I first made baked oatmeal last summer actually but I don't have the cute ramekins for it. My sister also a North Dakota blogger like me share your site with me. I'm actually looking for a few ND bloggers to join me in Fargo for the Local Foods conference Feb. 3-4. I work for the ND Dept of Ag. Please email me if you are interested Regardless I'll be following your baking adventures!

    1. I'm sorry I never responded until now, whoops! I saw Kirsti's blog post from the conference--sounded like an interesting event!

  2. I made this but was disappointed it ended up extremely chewy and, not all that good. What did I do wrong?

    1. Sorry you didn't enjoy this recipe as much as I did! Did you remember both the egg and the baking powder? What kind of oats did you use? I always use Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats--they're the absolute best!

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