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cinnamony baked oatmeal.

I’m a big fan of oats.  Is that weird?  Granola, cookies, cobblers, or even just a bowl of oatmeal in the morning.  Or if you’re my husband you find the oatmeal a great base upon which to add a mountain of raisins and brown sugar.  Wait, where was I going with this?..

One way that I’ve found we save a ton of money is by cooking from scratch.  Not only does it save us some benjamins, but it’s typically more nutritious and I know exactly what I’m eating.  To me, the shorter the ingredient list the better.

This baked oatmeal is quick to whip up for breakfast OR a quick, 100% kid-friendly dinner.  And you can top it with all sorts of yummy stuff.

And as a last plug, I’ll throw in that it makes your house smell fantastic.

Cinnamony Baked Oatmeal

(serves eight)

What You’ll Need:

3 cup oats ($1.49 at $.99/lb)

1/2 cup brown sugar ($.19 at $.75/lb)

1 tsp. salt (trace)

2 tsp. cinnamon ($.44 at $.22/tsp)

2 tsp. baking powder ($.12 at $.06/tsp)

1/2 cup raisins, dried cranberries, cherries, or other dried fruit ($.75 at $2.99/lb average)

1 cup milk ($.41 at $3.29/half gallon)

1/4 cup applesauce ($.19 at $.76/cup)

2 tsp. vanilla (free…we’ll talk about making your own here in a bit)

2 eggs ($.24 at $.12/egg)


Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and dried fruit. Then mix in remaining ingredients.  Pour into a 13×9″ baking dish and bake for 40 minutes or until it is golden brown.  Serve immediately and try to save some for your children (ok, maybe that’s just me).  Also, because it serves 8 you will likely have leftovers which you can have another morning for a quick breakfast…just reheat and enjoy.

Great topped with a little milk, maple syrup, toasted almonds or walnuts, blueberries, strawberries, etc…you get the idea.

TOTAL:  $3.83 or $.48 per serving


210 calories per serving

3 grams of fat

39 carbs

7 grams protein

4 grams fiber (this one’s for you, Chantal 😉 )

9 Comments Post a comment
  1. Chantal #

    Thanks, Kelly!!!!!!! I am going to calculate points right now and likely make some for this week!

    May 30, 2011
  2. Karen O #

    I am going to try this! I know it’s good for you but I just don’t like the texture of regular oat meal, but baked oatmeal sounds delicious! Looking forward to you blogging about making your own vanilla too.

    June 1, 2011
    • Hi Karen,
      Yes – give it a try and tell me what you think!
      Emma ate two bowls of it this morning and I finally cut her off when she asked for a third 🙂

      June 1, 2011
  3. Laura Correa #

    I tried this the other morning and it was so good! It has so much flavor and is healthy! Thanks for this great new twist on oatmeal, one of my pantry staples!

    June 4, 2011
    • So glad you enjoyed it! And it makes for pretty good leftovers too…just pop it in the microwave and top with milk or dried fruit.
      So great to hear from you!

      June 4, 2011
  4. Amber #

    This was tasty! It was a nice change from Saturday morning pancakes. Thanks!

    June 13, 2011
  5. Karen O #

    Made this last weekend, LOVED it. I tried it with a few different toppings but i think my favorite was pure maple syrup 🙂

    July 28, 2011
    • Oh pure maple syrup – so good. I wish all restaurants were required to serve the pure stuff instead of aunt Jamima. So glad you liked it!

      July 29, 2011

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