I’m always on the lookout for nutritious breakfast options that are quick and simple to fix.
I’m not a huge breakfast person, and the time I have to spend in the kitchen in the mornings is minimal. This soaked, baked oatmeal has been a family favorite for many years now! Most of the ingredients are mixed the night before (and only take minutes to prepare), leaving a minimal amount of work to do in the morning before it’s ready for the oven! Besides the convenience, soaking the oatmeal overnight greatly increases the nutritional value, breaking down the phytic acid and releasing many more of the vitamins and minerals. I believe the original version of the recipe came from The Urban Homemaker years ago.
Ingredients½ cup melted butter¾ cup sucanat3 cups rolled oats1 ½ cups fresh raw milk or buttermilk (I’ve also used kefir or thinned organic yogurt)1 tsp cinnamon2 eggs, beaten2 tsp baking powder1 tsp salt (I prefer Real Salt)2 apples, chopped (alternatively, use raisins or other dried fruit)chopped walnuts, to taste (I mix them in AND sprinkle them on top)
InstructionsCombine the first 5 ingredients the night before in a glass mixing bowl and cover with a towel. Leave on the counter overnight. In the morning add the last 4 ingredients. It will be rather stiff after sitting overnight, so be sure to mix well to incorporate everything. I like to use a wooden spoon. Bake in a greased 9 x 13 baking pan at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.Top with chopped nuts, ground flax seeds, yogurt, warmed milk, or any other topping of your choice – the options are endless! We eat it plain and love it – it’s almost like having an apple crisp for breakfast!
What are your favorite quick, go-to breakfasts?
Originally published in September 2009
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