When I saw the delightful breakfast concoction on TidyMom's Blog I was smitten. I didn't even need to try it to know I would love it! (it sure doesnt hurt that I love everything she makes!)
The directions seemed easy enough for even me… put all ingredeints in a bowl and stir. Um yeah. I can do this!!
It really is that easy too.
- 1-1/2 cups quick cooking oats
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
*I used organic eggs, organic peanut butter, and organic vanilla.
Next time I would like to try 1/4 cup turbinado sugar in place of the brown sugar. Cause there will be a next time. Like, soon.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put all the ingredients is a bowl and mix until combined. I used a 8×8 glass baking dish because I wanted a soft and gooey texture. If you use a 9×13 pan they will be a little thinner and less gooey, but also more familiar and delicious. (think warm granola bars)
Cook for 20-25 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
These are TidyMom's other serving suggestions, and seriously, I can't mess with them. She is brilliant!
Other serving suggestions
- slice bananas on top then pour warm milk
- sprinkle with a few mini chocolate chips
- add yogurt and a little maple syrup
I would also love these with a fruit puree, similar to what you would serve over waffles and pancakes. And then a big ole dallop of whipped cream!
This was Colton and Parkers favorite way to eat it. Well, I should clarify.
This was their favorite way to eat their second helping.
The first was just baked oatmeal and a fork! The second was covered in organic vanilla yogurt and honey and raisins.
With as easy as this is, you gotta try it. With as delicious as this is, you will want to try it again and again!
And be sure and visit TidyMom and thank her for ruining boring old oatmeal forever. Or, I mean, you could be a lot nicer than me and just say thanks.
And if you want to try another beautiful and fantastic version, try Marla's! She calls it Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal. Hello new fav!!