July 21, 2014

Healthy Baked Oatmeal Sweetened with Honey

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For decades, women have shouted from the rooftops, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. ” Yet, some how in the hustle and bustle of early morning activities, it’s also the hardest for me to implement on a regular basis.
I have nightmares that my children will reminisce about their mom’s special cooking which yielded early morning Eggo cinnamon waffles in the van…no syrup, since that would be a mess, but flavored because they can eat them like a snack. ;)

I know how important it is to get solid nutrients in our morning tummy and whole grains are a win-win in our household. There are so many health benefits to oatmeal, not to mention it’s a wonderfully frugal breakfast alternative.

I have multiple recipes for easy baked oatmeal, and many of them taste like a sugary breakfast cake.

This is not one of them.

It’s intent is a wholegrain, healthy baked oatmeal breakfast that most of my children really love (4 out of 5 ain’t bad ;).

I have been preparing this since 1996, and have modified it over the years by adding seasonal fruit.You can mix this up the night before and pop it in the oven first thing in the morning.

 

One of my goals this school year is to plan my breakfasts more effectively.
I’ll share as I master this. :) If I don’t share…well, that’s your answer.


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  1. Libby Murphy says:

    I have heard of baked oatmeal but never tried it . . . what's not to like?
    Happy Twirls

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  2. Christi @ A Southern Life says:

    Sounds yummy and nutritious!

    Christi

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  3. Susie from Bienvenue says:

    This sounds good…I love oatmeal cookies…wonder if this taste like a cookie…hehe~

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  4. Julie@comehaveapeace says:

    This looks great, and I need help with breakfast, too. I'll look forward to hearing the ideas to come!

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  5. The Happy Housewife says:

    I have had some baked oatmeal recipes that have totally bombed! Yours looks good though. I am trying to be on top of breakfast too! Well, first I am trying to be on top of getting up early… then we will get to breakfast, lol!
    Toni

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  6. Oooh, that sounds good! and a lot healthier than the poptart my daughter usually eats! LOL

    ~TidyMom

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  7. delicious. we love baked oatmeal too – but I've never tried it this way. yum.

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  8. Raise Them Up says:

    I've never tried baked oatmeal either. But this really does look good and I like the idea of serving it with syrup!

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  9. darnold23 says:

    Thanks again for hosting Tasty Tuesday. I am anxious to try the baked oatmeal. Hubby is the breakfast cook during the school year. Perhaps he will work this into his menu:) Mister Linky for Crock Pot Wednesday is up and ready for your link.

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  10. Love oatmeal! I eat it almost every day. :D

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  11. I'm not a huge fan of bowls of oatmeal, but I've been wanting to try baked oatmeal for awhile now. Yours looks yummy, especially with the fresh fruit. I think it's about time I give it a try!

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  12. Crazy! I just made baked oatmeal for the first time ever this morning! My family gobbled it up! Loved it! I think i will make it again when my in-laws come to stay this weekend.

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  13. Amy @ Finer Things says:

    Love baked oatmeal, especially with fruit in it. Yum! So glad it can be thrown together the night before. That's the best kind. :)

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  14. Hoosier Homemade says:

    I love oatmeal, in fact I have it almost every morning. Last Sat. I spent almost 6 hrs baking breakfast muffins and cookies, etc. Today my DS (18) stopped at the gas station and bought 2 chocolate donuts, I was not too happy :(
    Thanks for hosting!
    ~Liz

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  15. Southern Fried Gal says:

    Yay! I joined for the first time tonight! I love to check out what you have going on each Tuesday. Thanks for hosting!

    p.s. Wanted to make sure you got everything and that it was all in good order! Thanks again!

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  16. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates says:

    Yum!! That sounds not only yummy but healthy too. I really must work on the breakfast thing this school year. I think this would be a good addition.

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  17. Hillary @ The Other Mama says:

    This is awesome and I am totally stealing it. And I don't say that often. I guess I don't steal things often. You should feel good about this- I promise!

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  18. I am guilty of eating flavored instant oatmeal. You have inspired me to try making a healthier home made version! It would work well with the few berries that trickle in from the garden.

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  19. Pat@Back Porch Musings says:

    I like this idea!

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  20. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Good tip, Jen. Last year was a lot of the same old, same old before preschool around here. I like oatmeal…wondering if I can get the little ones to like it too. ;)

    Thanks for hosting! :)

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  21. Sounds (and looks!) yummy! Mastering breakfasts is on my list for this school year as well.

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  22. Meal Planning with Connie says:

    I have never tried this but have friends who love it.
    I'm going to have to give it a try!

    Many blessings!

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  23. This looks great and with Autumn coming oatmeal is my go-to bfast! I'll try this!
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  24. Smelling Coffee says:

    I must try this! My kids have been asking for oatmeal, the smushy instant kind, and I hate that stuff. This looks like it is really delicious. Thanks for sharing it!

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  25. I made baked oatmeal several months ago for the first time – my two girls weren't big fans, but I loved it. Maybe I'll try it again b/c that looks yummy!

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  26. Jane (Frugal Fine Living) says:

    Yummy! I want to try this.

    Jane

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  27. Runner Mom says:

    This sound wonderful!! I'll give it a try and see how the boys like it!! Thanks so much!!

    Hugs!
    Susan
    (We usually eat a bagel and banana each day for carbs!!)

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  28. That just looks and sounds delicious! I'm definately a breakfast skipper but have been trying to get better about it. I'll definately be trying the baked oatmeal.

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  29. My husband would love this recipe! I'll have to surprise him with it!

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  30. Hmmm… I'm #56 and it should be titled (Blueberry Streusel Muffins) but it named it something else and I don't know how to change it… I'm so sorry!!! I love you blog!

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  31. Amy Green (Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free) says:

    I couldn't make it without a good breakfast. This is a great solution for busy moms. I used to teach elementary school and so many kids came to school without breakfast or after eating donuts. They are at a disadvantage that way.

    If you're looking for a great chicken pot pie recipe, check out my post. I must say that I didn't think I liked chicken and biscuits until I ate this. :)

    Thanks for hosting!

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  32. An Accomplished Woman says:

    My family hates oatmeal in the morning but may like this… it is a texture thing.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Cynthia

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  33. Mmmm…love us some baked oatmeal. Can't wait to try your version. The recipe I use is, indeed, quite sugary-cakeish! Love your blog and all of the great ideas you share.

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  34. I've never tried baking oatmeal. This looks so yummy, (and healthy) :)

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  35. Bugs and Sunshine says:

    So, I tried your recipe for this this morning! 2 out of 3 of my kiddos enjoyed it. The baby ate is like crazy. We tossed in a bag of frozen blueberries. Thanks for sharing. The cinnamon and oats smelled yummy and fall-like baking!

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  36. Bugs and Sunshine says:

    Mmmmm, I just saw someones comment about cookies. Wouldn't it just be over the top to toss in CHOCOLATE CHIPS???????????

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  37. One of the things I don't like about baked oatmeal is the mushiness of it. This one doesn't look that way, so I'll give it a try in the morning! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  38. Jane Anne says:

    I am not an oatmeal eater. However, I appreciate you reminding me to put more effort into breakfast for my kids. We eat wonderful breakfasts on weekends but we usually just have cereal on the weekdays. Now that school is starting again, I am going to try to make breakfast at least 1-2 times a week.

    Here's my Tasty Tuesday post: Tasty Tuesday: BBQ Meatballs

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  39. I am going to try this one, sounds good!

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  40. Anonymous says:

    Hey, I am tickled to finally find a baked oatmeal recipe which isn't loaded with sugar. Can't wait to try it. -Linda

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  41. Harry Jude says:

    Great recipe. I loved it. Shopping online with the discount coupons for oatmeal and other groceries are wonderful and it saved me big bucks.

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  42. Nicole Feliciano says:

    Stop by and join the Friday fun…
    http://momtrends.blogspot.com/2009/08/friday-feasts-tomato-salad.html

    this week I am obsessed with tomatoes.

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  43. might want to change the heading it says healty instead of healthy

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  44. This sounds great! I’m really glad it’s not as sugary as many baked oatmeal recipes. I want to use almond milk and add almond butter to it—I love the flavor of almond with oatmeal! Do you think it would work if I removed one egg and added 1/4 cup almond butter?

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    Jen Reply:

    I love almond with that as well and I definitely think it would work. It might not stick together quite as much, but with this recipe that doesn’t really matter if you just serve it in a bowl. :) Let me know how it turns out.

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    Zoe Gillenwater Reply:

    @Jen, I made the almond version and it’s wonderful! I used 1/4 cup almond butter (salted, but no sweetener in it), 2 cups almond milk, only 3 eggs, and about 1/2 tsp salt. I also sprinkled a tiny amount of raw sugar on the top. It held together well, had the right amount of moisture, and a lovely, subtle almond flavor. I highly recommend you try this version! Next time I might add 1/2 tsp almond extract, since I’m wild for almond flavor, but other than that it was perfect.

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  45. I made this baked oatmeal today and it came out delicious!

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    Jen Reply:

    So glad you enjoyed it. :) We love it too.

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  46. thanks for sharing your recipes! Can you substitute quinoa for oatmeal in the baked oatmeal? Thanks.

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  47. This was wonderful! Made it this morning. Kids loved it, too! We used frozen berries, and added chia seed and flax seed. Looking forward to eating it this week and not having to cook breakfast every day, what a time saver. Thank you!

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    Jen Reply:

    So glad you enjoyed it, Katie. Chia seeds and flax seeds are such a great healthy touch. :)

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  48. Heather says:

    I love this recipe! I don’t like the texture of oatmeal but have been searching for a protein and fiber packed breakfast. I started substituting 1 cup of ground flax in place of 1 cup of oatmeal and it gives a more cake like texture. Regardless, the recipe is perfect without the flax too! I bake a 12×13 Sunday evening and eat it cold for breakfast all week. It is a quick, easy, healthy breakfast! Thank you for sharing.

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    Jen Reply:

    I am so glad to hear this and I love the flax substitute. I will have to try that.

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