I recently decided to look at some new recipes for baked oatmeal. I wanted something soaked over night and not too sugary. This is the recipe I decided to use from Stacy Makes Cents and it is delicious. Since I have a family of 6, I double her recipe and as always, I do slightly change a few things, such as adding an acidic medium and a bit of whole grain flour to help break down the phytates in the oats and make the nutrients more digestible. I also soak the dough in the oven with the light on to keep it warm instead of the fridge.
4 cups rolled oats (old fashioned oats)
2 cups whole milk
Acidic medium to enhance digestion (I usually use apple cider vinegar)
1/2 cup whole grain flour
2/3 cups sweetener ( I use coconut sugar)
4 tablespoons melted coconut oil
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
add-ins of choice: my girls usually prefer chocolate chips, raisins, craisins, etc.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, milk, acidic medium, and flour. Cover and stick in oven with light on overnight.
- In the morning, add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Pour into a greased 9x13 inch baking dish.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.