I love this recipe for Maple Brown Sugar Baked Oatmeal that I am sharing today. Breakfast is sometimes the forgotten meal. For many families, the hustle and bustle of getting out the door in the morning is strenuous enough. Then when you have to take time to eat and make sure the kids eat, plus cleanup. Well, lots of folks grab a breakfast bar (if they remember) and head on out to get the day started. Yep, I’ve been there. And still there many days. But some days, you just want to eat a really good (and filling breakfast.) And you really need to. I cannot skip breakfast. I may eat something quick, but I gotta eat. My stomach is on a regular cycle, and it does not like to be disappointed.
Maple Brown Sugar Baked Oatmeal
You can make the batter for the Maple Brown Sugar Baked Oatmeal the night before, pour it into a prepared baking dish, cover it with some plastic wrap and pop it in the fridge. When you wake up, put it in the oven (remove the plastic wrap) and by the time everyone is showered and changed you can have a delicious breakfast ready to eat.
Or, if you really just can’t be bothered, make it one weekend morning when everyone is off from work and school. It’s a meal that you don’t have to fuss over so you can relax and enjoy the morning with your family. But it’ll taste like you’ve spent the whole morning whipping it up.
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup (packed) brown sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter, melted
1 1/4 cup milk (2 %)
2 eggs, beaten
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. liquid maple flavor
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, melted butter, milk, beaten eggs, baking powder, cinnamon and maple extract. Whisk well to combine.
Also, liquid maple flavor can be found in the baking aisle of your grocery store near where all the extracts are located. There are different types of brands depending on where you shop. Once your batter has been whisked together, stir in 3 cups quick cooking oats.
- 3 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 stick salted butter melted (1/2 cup)
- 1 1/4 cup 2% milk
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp liquid maple flavor maple extract
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Spray an 8-inch square (2-quart) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, melted butter, milk, beaten eggs, baking powder, cinnamon and maple extract.
- Whisk well to combine.
- Stir in 3 cups quick cooking oats.
- Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
- Bake for about 20-25 minutes.
- Oven times vary so you just want to make sure the edges are lightly browned and the center should no longer be jiggly.
Slice into squares and serve warm. For me, the best way to eat this is with a little warm milk & warm syrup drizzled on top.
I have made this with the Brown Sugar Splenda Blend. I used 1/2 cup and it turned out delicious. You can also use margarine and instead of the eggs you could use a product like Eggbeaters. So there are a lot of different options you could use here if you have specific dietary needs.