Well it seems that winter is still with us (snow is falling and the low tomorrow night is -3!)), but I must say that it is only March 2nd and that is still winter in the northeast. I know it’s tough, but that’s why I’m posting this baked oatmeal. This will make you forget all about winter and snow and that your kids might be going to school until July. I make this a.lot. I discovered it a couple months ago and it is now my favorite baked oatmeal, and I do make a lot of different types of oatmeal. This is just so good! I make a big pan and eat it all week for breakfast (or lunch, or an evening snack, or supper….). I have been known, during a crazy week, to make baked oatmeal for supper – easy, yummy, comforting and my kids think I’m awesome.
This oatmeal is full of lovely, cinnamon flavor, and drizzled afterward with a cinnamon glaze. I think it’s best made with quick oats, the texture is just right. I’ve been meaning to try this with some variations, things like blueberries, coconut, apples, or peaches, but I like the original so much I haven’t changed anything yet! I love this served with milk, yummmmm…my 3 year old prefers his with whipped cream 😉
Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal
3 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil (you can also use butter)
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup cream (I’ve also used regular milk, thinned yogurt or almond milk)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
NOTE: I ALWAYS double this and bake it in a 9×13 pan, it takes longer to bake. You can also put this together the night before and bake it in the morning. It will take less time to bake because the milk is soaked up by the oats.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, except glaze. Stir well. Pour into greased 9×13 pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. Combine glaze ingredients and stir until smooth. Drizzle over pan of warm oatmeal when it comes out of the oven. Serve with milk, cream or whipped cream (or eat it like cake!).
adapted from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures