Today I’m going to tell you about one of my most favorite breakfast recipes EVER. First, I can’t take credit for this recipe myself. My Aunt Grace has been making this delicious morning treat for many years. Growing up, I would often travel to Ohio with my grandparents to visit my uncle, aunt, and cousin for a long weekend. I have so many fun memories of those trips. One of those memories is waking up to a table beautifully set (seriously, my Aunt has an amazing knack for treating even her most ordinary visitors like the queen of England) with fancy dishes, juice, coffee, fruit, and her famous baked oatmeal. Oh, how I loved those mornings.
This recipe is great for so many reasons. It’s so easy. It literally takes me 10 minutes to make this from the first step to the last. It’s also a great make ahead breakfast. Mix it up the night before and then pop it in the oven forty minutes before breakfast the next morning! It pleases even the pickiest of eaters. My husband isn’t a fan of oatmeal and was less than enthusiastic if I ever mentioned making this for breakfast. Well, one day I made it anyway and he loved it. I also love to whip this up on Sunday or Monday and then eat it for breakfast the rest of the week. We like it with chocolate chips (what isn’t better with chocolate chips?!) and chopped pecans. But you can add fruit, raisins, nuts, whatever.
Try out the recipe sometime this week! You won’t be disappointed! Let me know what you think in the comments.
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EASY CHOCOLATE CHIP BAKED OATMEAL
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
3 cups oatmeal
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
dash of cinnamon
1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Mix all ingredients until well combined and put in a greased 9×13 baking dish. Top with chocolate chips and chopped pecans, if desired. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
And done! Told you it was easy!