Just two posts ago, I talked about my summer cooking list and this very recipe was on it. I’ve literally made this baked oatmeal three times in the past week. It’s delicious, but most importantly, its super simple!
During the work week, I don’t have a ton of time to make a hot breakfast, but I just threw everything together and let it bake while I got ready for work, did some blog stuff online and got the girls dressed to go to grandma’s house for the day. I especially love to top the baked oatmeal with some nuts, blueberries and a little bit of almond milk, but you can use any of your favorite oatmeal toppings. You can even throw the nuts in before baking, but I didn’t this time because we only had almonds on hand and Trevor isn’t really a fan of them. This recipe would also be excellent at a brunch, but make sure you double it. This makes about 3 1/2 big portions, but you’ll definitely want more for a hungry crowd. (If you want another great oatmeal brunch recipe, check out my Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats and Quinoa.)
Read on for the recipe!
We are officially one week into life with little Beau and I’m starting to feel like myself again (don’t I sound like a new mother?!). He’s getting used to our family and has chewed on pretty much every little kid toy we own. He’s so stinking adorable though so he gets a pass on like everything.
Anyways, late last week this recipe was featured on the ShopRite Potluck blog. They were having a big crock pot sale and this is a perfect recipe if you’re looking to do some weekly meal prep. You can cook this up on Sunday and put it into containers for the whole week for a healthy, delicious breakfast. You can top this with whatever you’d like – berries, nuts, maple syrup, chia seeds, etc., but with the added quinoa, the oatmeal sticks with you a little longer than just regular oats.
This really doesn’t take a long time to cook in the slow cooker either. I can start it in the morning and have it ready by brunch time – which is when I first made this. You can easily double or triple this recipe too so you really have a lot to freeze and eat leftover. Enjoy!
Read on for the recipe and a super cute picture my new dog (because I’m officially a crazy dog lady again!).