Baked Oatmeal with berries
This is a super weekend breakfast recipe. I found it in a great Taste of Home cookbook. It tastes quite a lot like warm oatmeal cookies. You heard me….warm oatmeal cookies for breakfast. My kids were thrilled! You simply mix up the batter, spread it evenly on a sprayed cookie sheet and bake for about 25 minutes. We had ours with warm berries, milk and brown sugar. It’s a great use of your food storage staples. Speaking of food storage, if you are in Utah HARMON’S and SMITHS are both having case lot sales for the next couple of weeks. This is a great time to stock up on some great staples. It’s not often a girl can buy a case of Ramen Noodles for 3 bucks. Yes. We eat Ramen Noodles. I take that back. There is no we. Those partaking of the hard, crusty noodles are all under the age of 12. Personally, I can’t stand to eat the stuff….but to feed lunch to five kids for 32 cents? That is something a girl on a budget can enjoy. This recipe for Baked Oatmeal is only 1 million times better than Ramen! The best part? It’s only a tiny bit more expensive to make. Whip this up for breakfast, serve up some Ramen noodles to the kids for lunch and you’ll have all kinds of extra money just a jingle-janglin in your pocket. Sounds like you are ready for a little lipstick, a splash of deodorant, and a night out on the town with your sweetheart! Heck, I might even break out of my sweats and see if my Levi’s are any looser. I’ve got my fingers crossed.
P.S. If you are a man, you better go light on the lipstick. I’m just sayin.
Catch you back here for my Slim Down Saturday post. Have a good one!
Baked Oatmeal with Berries
Yield: 6 servings
1 ½ C quick cooking oats (I used regular)
½ C sugar
½ C milk
¼ C butter
1 t baking powder
¾ t salt
1 1/2 t vanilla
Frozen mixed berries, warmed in the microwave (I buy them in a big bag at Costco)
1. Combine the first 8 ingredients together and mix well.
2. Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray and spread the batter out evenly.
3. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
4. Serve with milk, warm berries and brown sugar.