Friday, May 20, 2011

Baked Oatmeal

One of the cheapest things you can do to lower your grocery bill is to do breakfast for dinner.  We try to on a weekly basis.  If you have something yummy that takes too long to make in the morning, try it at night.  Many of the traditional breakfast proteins are very inexpensive, and you can really cut some major dinner calories with the right choices.  Here's one of my favorites.  It's easy and very flexible...feel free to swap out and experiment with different fruits and stir-ins.  One of our favorites is subbing frozen blueberries for the raisins.

Baked Oatmeal

1 egg
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup oil (not olive)
2 cups quick oats
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup milk
1/2 to 1 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional

Beat egg; add brown sugar and oil.  Mix well.  Add everything else; mix well.  Put in an 8 x 8 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. I love oatmeal. So nutritous, filling and yummy. We'll try this - big brother might even learn to love it!