My girls eat oatmeal for breakfast about four mornings a week.
They don't know it's an old-person breakfast.
But it is, isn't it? I mean, isn't that what your grandparents always ate for breakfast?
Oh well. It's good for you, it's easy, it's cheap, it's warm, and you can put brown sugar on top (only on mine. I never add sugar to my kids' oats. I'm mean that way.).
So occasionally, I'll make this baked oatmeal. And then I'll serve it to my kids with sliced bananas to "decorate" it.
They love decorations. Of any kind.
And I loved this baked oatmeal. It's an easy way to do oatmeal for the whole fam. And you can certainly add anything you want - dried fruit, apples, nuts.
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
2 1/2 cups milk
4 T butter, melted
2 tsp vanilla extract
3-4 bananas, sliced, for topping
Extra milk, for topping
Stir together the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, chocolate chips and salt. Spread in the bottom of a greased 7x11 baking dish. In another bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, butter and vanilla. Pour over the oat mixture. Bake in a 375 degree oven and bake for about 30-35 minutes, until bubbly.
Serve immediately with bananas and extra milk on top.