Thursday, May 27, 2010

Berry Baked Oatmeal

After a busy weekend and a Monday that has no nap, I had no snacks/breakfasts in the house. Usually I'll get to something over the weekend, but not this weekend. I wanted to switch up my regular oatmeal breakfast and use up some of my frozen fruit. Need to get the freezer cleaned out before we have a freezer cooking day. I've made this recipe twice within the last week...once I used the oven and once in the crockpot. I do like it better in the oven, its purely a texture thing for me though. I was not about to turn the oven on when it was 90+ degrees out!

Berry Baked Oatmeal- shared from Finding Joy In My Kitchen
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 egg
1 cup milk
3 cups quick cook oats
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup frozen or fresh fruit(I used strawberries and blueberries)

Combine dry ingredients add in wet ingredients. Stir to combine. Fold in fruit. Place in a lightly greased 9x13 inch pan. Place in 350 degree oven for 40ish minutes until center is set.

Crock-pot method: Pour ingredients into greased crock pot. Turn on low for 4 hours or until center is set. I did put a towel over the crock pot between the lid and bowl the last hour to get some of the moisture out.

**Q absolutely loves this! That is why I had to make another batch he ate it all on me! I like it better in the oven because it dries it out a little more and you don't get the very dark edges like you do in the crock pot. The picture is from the crock pot version. I used a 5.5 qt crock pot.


  1. I bet my kids would love this! I am going to try this recipe very soon!

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I used my toaster oven to make it (to help from heating up the kitchen).