Thursday, December 16, 2010

Baked Oatmeal

Heinemann's. For those of us who have lived in the Milwaukee area awhile just the name makes me think of good food. Sadly, in the last couple years all the Heinemann's restaurants in the area closed. They featured good homemade food and awesome breakfasts. I love a restaurant that serves real maple syrup with its breakfast items, and Heinemann's did just that.

One of my favorite things on the menu was the baked oatmeal. I found this recipe somewhere online and usually cut it in half for the three of us. It is good leftover and reheated, so it does work if you want to make more. I don't know if this is their original Heinemann's recipe or not, but we like this whatever the origins.

Baked Oatmeal:
2 1/2 c rolled oats
1 1/4 c milk (skim is fine)
1/4 c honey or sugar or maple syrup
1/2 T bkg powder
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients until mixed. Pour into ungreased 8 by 8 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or so, until golden brown. Serve topped with extra milk, raisins/craisins, chopped apples, maple syrup, etc.
This picture was taken before the toppings were added, but this is what the square of oatmeal looks like.
Nice and warm on a cold winter day!

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