Saturday, August 13, 2011

Baked Granola

When my wife was in high school she went on a couple summer-long missions trips overseas. At their "base camp" where they trained, they often had baked oatmeal for breakfast. A few years ago she was able to track down the recipe. It has become a family favorite (we call it Baked Granola as it tends to be a more kid-enticing name than Baked Oatmeal). Often we'll make it for a dessert with friends and have the leftovers for breakfast (but we'll often just make it for breakfast as well).

1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
2 eggs
3 c. oatmeal
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 c. milk
1 tsp vanilla (optional)

Mix oil, sugar and eggs. Add other ingredients and mix.
Bake in a 9x13 pan at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Sprinkle with cinnamon on top if desired.

We often double the recipe (it still fits in a 9x13 pan).
You can lessen the sugar amounts and it still tastes delicious.
I frequently mix in cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamon into the mixture.

Sometimes we top it with fresh fruit and a little ice cream. Otherwise we eat it with just some milk poured over top. It's also delicious plain.


  1. We got a recipe for baked oatmeal from a friend of my parents awhile back. Don't know how similar the end result is, but we always ate it with chopped fresh fruit (my favorites are strawberries and peaches) and plain vanilla yogurt. Delicious.