Saffron Pear Baked Oatmeal

by Marla on October 19, 2011 · 257 comments

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Homemade healthy baked oatmeal breakfast with pomegranate seeds.

Have you ever had baked oatmeal? If yes then you are part of a club. A very important club of exclusive folks who know how addictive this is. I cannot believe this is breakfast because really it could replace dessert for me. The saffron puts an elegant twist on a classic bowl of oats. Ready to bake your breakfast? Let’s check out just how simple this is to prepare.

I know control yourself…

Homemade healthy baked pear oatmeal breakfast with pomegranate seeds.

Be sure to bake up a big batch of this oatmeal as you can enjoy it for quite a few days. Simply warm some up before serving or enjoy chilled straight out of the fridge.

I always have some protein with mine…Greek yogurt or a side of eggs. You could also just add some more nuts for energy sustain. Try it in a layered parfait.

Fresh ripe pomegranate cut in half with seeds (arils)

Pomegranates are super stars this time of year. Grab a few, slice ‘em in half and dig in. Just wear a dark apron when you do this. The red juice gets everywhere!

This squadgy fat little pear makes everything right in the world. I would say as far as pears go this little chubby guy should be a super model. The only thing he is missing is his top hat stem and leaf. That’s OK though.

We must all embrace our imperfections.

Homemade healthy baked oatmeal breakfast with pomegranate seeds.

One of my all time favorite lifestyle brands for the home is Shabby Chic. The owner Rachel Ashwell is a genius when it comes to vintage cottage design. One of her signature designs is a BIG puffy white couch called the squishy.

This pear would take a seat on that.

Bartlett pear for fall baked oatmeal recipe.

Let’s take a moment to pause and look at how it’s yellowy green hue transforms into a pinky red.

Taking the time to notice life’s subtleties makes for brighter days

Homemade healthy baked oatmeal breakfast with pomegranate seeds.

After you bake your oatmeal be sure to cover the top with all kinds of seasonal fruits, dried cranberries, blueberries, goji berries and such.

Add a splash of cream or milk.

Toasted nuts are always in favor over here too. Hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios, peanuts, pecans…

Homemade healthy baked oatmeal breakfast with pomegranate seeds.

I must warn you ~ your house will smell amazing if you make this oatmeal. This breakfast is perfect for holiday brunch parties, showers and what not.

All of your guests will be satisfied as it is gluten free, dairy free, vegan and there are no refined sugars.

Homemade healthy baked oatmeal breakfast with pomegranate seeds.

What is your favorite breakfast? Have you ever made baked oatmeal? What goodies do you like to put in yours?

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Saffron Pear Baked Oatmeal with Dried Fruit and Nuts

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 8-10 servings

Saffron Pear Baked Oatmeal with Dried Fruit and Nuts

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Rice or Almond Milk (or any milk you prefer)
  • 3 cups light unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 2-3 pinches of Saffron strands - use more for a stronger flavor and yellow color
  • 2 cups Coach's Oats (see note below)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1 cup diced Pear (I like Bartlett and D'Anjou)
  • 1/4 cup Raisins
  • 1/4 cup Nuts, chopped
  • 3-4 droppers full of Vanilla Stevia Drops, adjust to taste
  • Cooking Spray
  • Optional Toppings
  • Raisins
  • Goji Berries
  • Coconut Milk
  • Coconut Flake
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Dried Blueberries
  • Heavy Cream
  • Greek Yogurt

Method

  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the middle. In a medium sized bowl mix together milk choice and coconut milk. Stir in saffron until you see some yellow. In another bowl whisk together oats, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Combine the wet and dry, stir well and fold in the raisins, nuts and pear. Add stevia or natural sweetener to taste.
  • Spray two 10.5 X 7 inch oven safe baking dishes with cooking spray. Or use one larger baking dish. Evenly distribute oatmeal in baking dishes. Bake for about 45 minutes. Remove from oven and top with dried fruits, nuts, berries, etc. Slice to serve and top with cream, a splash of milk or yogurt, fresh and dried fruit, nuts, etc.
  • Notes
  • I love the nuttiness and the the texture of Coach's Oats you can also use Old Fashioned Rolled Oats, Steel Cut. Just follow the directions on the package so you know how much liquid to add. Each oatmeal is different.
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1 sara October 19, 2011 at 10:01 am

I love steel cut oats topped with sauteed apples and raisins.

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2 sara October 19, 2011 at 10:01 am

My favorite tart recipe is Dorie Greenspan’s lemon cream tart…so delicious! :)

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3 sara October 19, 2011 at 10:02 am

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4 Amy @ The Whole Sweet Scoop October 19, 2011 at 10:03 am

This oatmeal looks so good!! And so pretty for fall :)
My favorite oatmeal is pumpkin pie oatmeal and carrot cake oatmeal. Always a staple in our household!

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5 sara October 19, 2011 at 10:04 am

I follow on Pinterest and I pinned this post.

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6 sara October 19, 2011 at 10:05 am

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7 Rosa October 19, 2011 at 10:05 am

Haelthy and so scrumptious! A wonderful idea.

Cheers,

Rosa

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8 sara October 19, 2011 at 10:06 am

I would use the almond milk to make Creamy Banana Blueberry Milkshakes from this site.

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9 Bev Weidner October 19, 2011 at 10:14 am

I have a pomi staring at me with bedroom eyes. You’ve just taken my life in a new, beautiful direction.

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10 Marla October 19, 2011 at 7:31 pm

I try Bev, really I do. Life always needs to be taken to a pretty place :)

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11 Darla October 19, 2011 at 10:25 am

I have never had baked oatmeal, but I need to try it! I usually top my oatmeal with blueberries!

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12 Cellabella October 19, 2011 at 11:01 am

That oatmeal looks divine!! My favorite oatmeal is any kind made with steel oats and banana – additional ingredients such as blueberries, cinnamon, pomegranate and almonds are also welcome too :)

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13 Marla October 19, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Cellabella…love all those ingredients separately and together.

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14 Cellabella October 19, 2011 at 11:02 am

I love swiss chard tarts that have lots of cream and cheese in it. If I’m looking for a sweet tart, I’d pick anything with apples or pears!

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15 Mami2jcn October 19, 2011 at 11:08 am

I love cinnamon oatmeal.

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16 Mami2jcn October 19, 2011 at 11:09 am

My mother-in-law makes a delicious apple tart. I don’t have the recipe, though. She keeps them top secret.

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17 Marla October 19, 2011 at 7:15 pm

That’s a bummer, your MIL needs to share that delish apple tart with you. Perhaps she has a magic touch that should not be messed with??

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18 Mami2jcn October 19, 2011 at 11:11 am

I would try this vegan milk with the Banana Almond Snack Cake recipe.

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19 Liz October 19, 2011 at 11:33 am

I actually really dislike oatmeal. I have tried and tried. My husband and kids LOVE it, though!

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20 Sean October 19, 2011 at 11:48 am

My favorite oatmeal recipe would have to be banana peanut butter oatmeal. It’s delicious!

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21 Alina October 19, 2011 at 11:48 am

I simply love cinammon oatmeal :)

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22 Alina October 19, 2011 at 11:49 am

Milk chocolate and caramel tart would have to be the best tart recipe ever .

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23 Sean October 19, 2011 at 11:50 am

Tart – Meyer lemon tart….sour and so refreshing.

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24 Sean October 19, 2011 at 11:52 am

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25 Alina October 19, 2011 at 11:52 am

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26 Alina October 19, 2011 at 11:56 am

The vegan milk I would use for the Banana Almond Snack Cake recipe. I’ve made it before but am wondering how it would taste with the vegan milk.

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27 Sean October 19, 2011 at 11:56 am

I love bananas so I would attempt the banana almond snack with the vegan milk.

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28 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com October 19, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Never had baked oatmeal before, but these looks so delish Marla. I love steel cut oatmeal topped with nuts and dried fruits!

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29 Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids October 19, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Beautiful pictures!! I love any and all kinds of oatmeal. It is one of my favorite breakfast treats.

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30 BECCA October 19, 2011 at 2:16 pm

CAN YOU SAY YUMMY I KNOW WHAT DINNER WILL BE!

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31 Marla October 19, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Becca, a great idea for dinner!

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32 Miranda October 19, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I like baked oatmeal with blueberries, cinnamon and flax seeds.

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33 Regan @ The Professional Palate October 19, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I’m dying to do Baked Oatmeal… I’m not quite sure why I have in the past?

Your pics are BEAUTIFUL!!

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34 Marla October 19, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Regan, once you bake oats you will be hooked! I thought the same thing after I started making it “What took me soooo long?!”

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35 Miranda October 19, 2011 at 2:20 pm

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36 kristen October 19, 2011 at 2:21 pm

my favorite oatmeal is steel cut oats with almonds, cranberries, and brown sugar

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37 Kate October 19, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I have oatmeal with maple syrup and cinnamon almost every morning. It’s my favorite.

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38 Marla October 19, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Kate, the perfect way to start a busy day :)

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39 Kate October 19, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I also subscribe via RSS feed.

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40 JulieD October 19, 2011 at 2:33 pm

I love oatmeal with strawberries. Yours looks amazing!

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41 Cynthia October 19, 2011 at 2:33 pm

This might be the recipe that finally convinces the kids they like oatmeal. :-) Thank you!

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42 Marla October 19, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Ooooo Cynthia, you gotta let me know if it works ;)

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43 Jenny Flake October 19, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Stop it!! These photos are drop dead gorgeous! I am so proud of you and your ridiculous talent!! So fun to see you today, let’s get together again soon :) xoxo

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44 Marla October 19, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Hi Jenny! Wonderful to see you today too. Thanks for all of your sweetness, always brightens my day :) xxoo

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45 Tammy D October 19, 2011 at 3:00 pm

I LOVE steel cut oats with just a sprinkle of brown sugar and a splash of milk or cream. So simple, but so YUM!!

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46 Marla October 19, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Tammy, nothing is better than a dollop or splash of heavy cream. A little goes a long way too!

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47 Nicole October 19, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Marla, your photos are outstanding! The saffron sounds like a unique addition. Thanks for including my baked oatmeal. Best!

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48 Marla October 19, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Thanks Nicole! fun to link up to your lovely oatmeal bake :)

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49 Andrea October 19, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I love two different fruit flavors of oatmeal mixed together and with banana added in!

I keep meaning to try baked oatmeal. It looks great.

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50 Marla October 19, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Andrea if you love oatmeal you gotta try it baked. Sooooo easy & delish!

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51 Lindsay October 19, 2011 at 5:09 pm

I don’t typically like oatmeal but I love oatmeal cookies ;)

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52 Marla October 19, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Lindsay, I love oatmeal any which way…cookies are always a favorite :)

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53 Lindsay October 19, 2011 at 5:10 pm

My mother in law makes a delicious lemon tart!

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54 Natalie October 19, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Wow! Looks so comforting and delicious.

Steel-cut oats are by far my favourite!!

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55 Marla October 19, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Natalie, I love the texture of steel cut oats too.

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56 Anna October 19, 2011 at 5:12 pm

I love brown sugar and raisins on my oatmeal!

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57 Whitney October 19, 2011 at 5:13 pm

My favorite type of oatmeal is steel cut oats with flax seed, walnuts, banana and maple syrup. Also love to add some pumpkin in there!

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58 Marla October 19, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Whitney, I love bananas in my oats too. Love the natural sweetness and creaminess it adds :) Pumpkin. Always!

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59 Kristen October 19, 2011 at 5:57 pm

You know, I really have never made my own oatmeal…I’m in to my first year of marriage and am just now getting into this “preparing (healthy) meals groove”. However this one looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it! I will say I love the pre-made store bought apple cinnamon oatmeal :)

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60 Marla October 19, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Kristen, once you start making your own oatmeal you will forget all about those little packs. Maybe?! It is fun to be able to control all of your own ingredients….adding all the fruit, nuts and seeds makes it extra delish too. Remember if you make a Big Batch then it is always ready for you when you need it most :)

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61 Gwen @SimplyHealthyFamily October 19, 2011 at 7:03 pm

This is perfect. I’ve been kicking myself lately for being a total slacker and serving cereal to the kids in the morning. ick. I love that you can make enough to enjoy for days!

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62 Marla October 19, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Gwen, don’t feel bad. Cereal happens a lot over here too. Time gets away from us all, especially on the busy week days. I hope you guys enjoy the oatmeal :)

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63 Jeanette October 19, 2011 at 7:57 pm

My kids have oatmeal for breakfast almost every day, but yet to try baked oatmeal – love how the pomegranate seeds make your pictures pop!

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64 Beth October 19, 2011 at 8:46 pm

oooh, this looks super yummy! My favorite kind of oatmeal is steel cut, with a little almond milk, maple syrup and pears. Always with some eggs for protein. Yum!

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65 Esther October 19, 2011 at 10:15 pm

I love overnight oatmeal with banana and apples!

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66 Marla October 20, 2011 at 6:03 am

Ester, overnight oatmeal is like the best invention ever!

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67 Alyssa (Down To Earth) October 20, 2011 at 3:58 am

I recently made a creamy, spicy pumpkin oatmeal topped with walnuts and a sprinkle of brown sugar. Very comforting on a chilly fall morning.

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68 Alyssa (Down To Earth) October 20, 2011 at 4:04 am

I’d definitely try out your Chocolate Pumpkin Cornbread Layer Cake with the vegan milk – that recipe looks tasty! I really only use vegan milk (mostly almond milk), so everything and anything I make is with it!

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69 Marla October 20, 2011 at 6:04 am

Oh great Alyssa, let me know if you try the cornbread layer cake!

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70 Joanne October 20, 2011 at 4:20 am

Given my love of oatmeal, I can’t really believe I’ve never had it baked! I love how fall-infused this is. Delicious!

My favorite oatmeal is pumpkin oats!

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71 Marla October 20, 2011 at 6:04 am

Joanne, it is essential that you try baked oatmeal. I can only imagine the FUN you will have with the flavors :)

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72 Katrina October 20, 2011 at 5:15 am

This oatmeal sounds lovely! My favorite tart is lemon!

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73 Kara October 20, 2011 at 6:18 am

I love slow-cooked pumpkin pie oatmeal – so delicious, especially with a little Greek yogurt tossed in for added creaminess! :)

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74 Kara October 20, 2011 at 6:18 am

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75 Kara October 20, 2011 at 6:19 am

My favorite tart is definitely deep chocolate, but my sister makes a mean fresh fruit tart with pastry cream that’s up there as well!

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76 Kari October 20, 2011 at 6:24 am

My favorite oatmeal is when we run out of milk and I only have 1/2 & 1/2 to put in there. It’s so good and creamy.

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77 Karen @ Goofy Can Cook October 20, 2011 at 6:46 am

Lately my favorite oatmeal recipe is oats, dark chocolate chips, sunflower butter, coconut milk and sprinkled coconut on top!

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78 Jessica October 20, 2011 at 6:49 am

I love baked oatmeal with raisins and nuts!

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79 marla November 2, 2011 at 8:57 am

Congrats Jessica! You won my giveaway. Please email me your shipping info :)

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80 Ashley Sharp October 20, 2011 at 6:50 am

My favorite oatmeal recipe – Wheat Germ & Flax Seed Oatmeal!

http://sharpwife.blogspot.com/2011/09/power-of-oats.html

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81 Ashley Sharp October 20, 2011 at 6:57 am

I follow you on Pinterest and pinned this recipe!

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82 Jessica October 20, 2011 at 6:57 am

I planned on getting almond milk for the first time this week to try to have a healthier diet. I wasn’t sure what to do with it first. this may be the first recipe I EVER try with almond milk. wish me luck!

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83 Ashley Sharp October 20, 2011 at 6:59 am

I would try the almond milk in your Avocado Scone recipe. I think the almond flavor would taste great with the rice flour and dried blueberries! (LOVE these scones, by the way!)

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84 Cindy Santa Ana October 20, 2011 at 7:01 am

I love baked oatmeal, especially with steel cut oats. I can’t wait to try this one this weekend!

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85 Elizabeth Rodkey October 20, 2011 at 8:12 am

My favorite oatmeal is maple and brown sugar, sooo tasty.

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86 Elizabeth Rodkey October 20, 2011 at 8:13 am

I’d make Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with my free soy milk! I keep seeing recipes for pumpkin flavored oatmeal and I can’t wait to try it.

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87 Lauren October 20, 2011 at 8:21 am

My favorite breakfast recently has been french toast – I just can’t get enough! Definitely nowhere near as healthy as baked oatmeal – which I also love!!

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88 Margy Rose October 20, 2011 at 9:16 am

Always looking for unique oatmeal ideas! I make savoury oats all the time to keep things unique. Frozen or fresh veggies and my favorite herbs and spices cooked with the oatmeal. Right before the oatmeal has finished cooking I add some cottage cheese and some regular mozzarella. I usually have smoked paprika in it because I love that spice! Then if I have been good I top it with a runny egg or a few scrambled egg whites, avacado, and usually some sort of salsa or hot sauce. Different but delicious.

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89 Tartepink October 20, 2011 at 9:28 am

What about if I say I have never had any oatmeal in my life? :)

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90 Chrissy October 20, 2011 at 9:28 am

I love oatmeal. I am an oatmeal connoisseur. I normally put dried cranberries or fresh fruit, then pour some almond milk over top, add a little pumpkin spice or cinnamon and call it a day. YUM!

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91 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. October 20, 2011 at 9:32 am

what a great combination. Photos are so awesome

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92 Chrissy October 20, 2011 at 9:33 am

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93 Chrissy October 20, 2011 at 9:33 am

I am a fan on FB, that’s how I heard about the giveaway ;)

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94 M October 20, 2011 at 9:34 am

pumpkin oatmeal, or savory oats with cheese!

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95 jennifer @ peanut butter and peppers October 20, 2011 at 9:40 am

I love baked oatmeal, I eat it normally for dessert! I couldn’t imagine a world without oatmeal!!

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96 Kelly G October 20, 2011 at 10:11 am

I love to make homemade strawberry/cream or apple/cinnamon oatmeal. So tasty.

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97 Angie October 20, 2011 at 10:31 am

Yummy! It is cold and drizzly today! I would love to curl up with a book and indulge in this yummy treat. I love comfort food. Baked fruit and oatmeal is a cure all! Love all the photos. Looks like you photographed it in Rachel Ashwell’s kitchen!

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98 Jacqui October 20, 2011 at 10:37 am

I love oatmeal with peanut butter and sliced bananas. Simple but delicious!

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99 Jacqui October 20, 2011 at 10:39 am

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100 Jacqui October 20, 2011 at 10:39 am

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102 Jennifer C. October 20, 2011 at 10:56 am

I love giving my kids hearty breakfasts before school. I just can’t bring myself to give them cereal everyday and hope they make it to lunch. Our favorites include potato, egg & bacon hash.

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103 Squash Blossom Babies October 20, 2011 at 10:58 am

Oh my gosh, this looks incredible! I MUST try this! I have never baked oatmeal…unless it’s in a cookie or bread! :) I usually cook my oatmeal on the stovetop with apples, cinnamon and raisins…but next up is this recipe! Thank you for the inspiration!

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104 Louis October 20, 2011 at 11:04 am

I like oatmeal with a little salt, and a little half & half added at the end.

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105 Meryl October 20, 2011 at 11:06 am

I don’t like oatmeal, but love other things with oats, such as granola, oatmeal cookies, etc.

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106 Deliciously Organic October 20, 2011 at 11:35 am

Thanks for all of the creative suggestions for toppings! I absolutely love baked oatmeal. I usually use maple syrup and pecans. Yum!

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107 a spoonful of yumm October 20, 2011 at 11:37 am

wow ! this is such a delicious recipe :D so many flavors …

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108 Lauren at Keep It Sweet October 20, 2011 at 11:39 am

What a fun giveaway! My favorite oatmeal right now is pumpkin pear.

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109 Lauren at Keep It Sweet October 20, 2011 at 11:40 am

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111 susan October 20, 2011 at 11:47 am

I do like baked oatmeal. With quinoa, dried cherries, and almonds. We only drink almond milk in our house, always have (kids went from me to that)! Great recipe, marla!

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112 Marla October 20, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Susan, I love the idea of quinoa in oatmeal. I must do that soon! Dried cherries are great every which way!

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113 Amanda October 20, 2011 at 11:47 am

My favorite way is so simple , just honey and cinnamon

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114 cHRISTINE October 20, 2011 at 11:50 am

My favorite oatmeal is regular old-fashioned oats. my favorite recipe is Ellie Krieger’s Oatmeal Parfaits.

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115 marla November 2, 2011 at 8:58 am

Congrats Christine! You won my giveaway. Please email me your shipping info :)

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116 Lucy October 20, 2011 at 11:50 am

This is great – I love baked steel cut oatmeal with nutmeg – v comforting – and like you suggest perfect cold straight from the refrigerator… x

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122 Jennifer @ Mother Thyme October 20, 2011 at 12:21 pm

This recipe and your photos are fabulous as always! I love oatmeal and I would love to try this. I love oatmeal with agave, cococnut and dates. Thank you for sharing this great recipe!

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126 Jennifer Koskinen October 20, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Oh my GOODNESS this looks divine! Never tried baked oatmeal and I’m super excited to try! We just discovered how much we (my boy) and I love steel cut oats so we may have to try this with those, too! Your photos are, as always, simply delectable, Marla!!

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128 Jennifer @ Mother Thyme October 20, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I pinned this and follow you on Pinterest! :)

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129 Jennifer Koskinen October 20, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Just joined Pinterest (been wanting to for a while) and you were my first “pin” :)

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130 Marla October 20, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Jennifer….yay congrats on joining pinterest. Took them forever to sign me up & now I am addicted to it. I am more than thrilled to be your first pin!! Will look for you over there now :)

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131 RG October 20, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I love a kefir and fresh fruit smoothie, but as Fall is here and winter is coming, this looks like a very doable comfort food.

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132 RG October 20, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Steel cut oats with maple syrup and pecans, and a dash of cinnamon goes over well at my house.

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133 RG October 20, 2011 at 12:36 pm

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134 Alex October 20, 2011 at 12:54 pm

I like to eat cranberry oatmeal. Cranberries are just the best in everything!

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135 Marla October 20, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Alex, I love cranberries too, The tart twist makes them hard to beat!

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136 Alex October 20, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I would use the almond milk to try your chocolate cookie breakfast cereal!

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137 Kelsey G October 20, 2011 at 1:17 pm

My favorite is a simple oatmeal prepared on the stovetop with chopped apples, raisins, cinnamon, butter and brown sugar. Yum!!

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138 Angela FRS October 20, 2011 at 1:17 pm

I love steel cut oats with dried blueberries and almonds. I haven’t tried the baking technique, but I certainly will–looks lovely.

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139 Angela FRS October 20, 2011 at 1:18 pm

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140 Kelsey G October 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm

I’m excited to try the Maple Apple Upside Down Cake, exchanging the fat free milk with the Almond Fresh. Yum!!

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141 Kelsey G October 20, 2011 at 1:24 pm

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142 Kelsey G October 20, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Following you on Instagram as well!

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143 Shewanna October 20, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Do oatmeal cookies count? I LOVE oatmeal cookies!

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144 Marla October 20, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Of course they count! I love oatmeal cookies too :)

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145 Kelsey G October 20, 2011 at 1:38 pm

I receive and love your emails – the recipes make my stomach growl and the pictures inspire me to be creative. Thanks for sharing your talent!!

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146 Marla October 20, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Awwww, thanks Kelsey. Such a sweet comment. Now you inspire me :)

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147 Brooke @ Food Woolf October 20, 2011 at 1:52 pm

I soooo want to be part of this exclusive club. I haven’t even thought about the possibilities associated with baked oatmeal. This is a MUST for a busy household! Thank you for schooling me!

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148 Marla October 20, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Brooke, always glad to be the teacher ;)

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149 Elisa October 20, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Love any oatmeal with cranberries and golden raisins.

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150 Marla October 20, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Elisa, I never used to like golden raisins and now I LOVE them too. I love how plump & sweet they get when heated.

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151 purplelarkspur October 20, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I LOVE overnight oats with almond butter. Yum!

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152 Marla October 20, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Larkspur, overnight oats are one of the most brilliant inventions ever!

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156 Katrina October 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Mmm, love oatmeal. And I love the baked ones I’ve made. My favorite is with banana and either walnuts or pecans.

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157 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] October 20, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I love the colors in this recipe!

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158 Esi October 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm

I love baked oatmeal and haven’t done it in a while. Thanks for the inspiration since I’ve been in a breakfast rut recently.

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159 Marla October 20, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Esi, never in a breakfast rut over here. LOVE breakfast…..as a matter of fact one of my favorite things to think about :)

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160 abeer e October 20, 2011 at 4:49 pm

i love eating oatmeal with mashed banana, chocolate chips, pumpkin spice, and cinnamon!!!!

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161 Marla October 20, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Abeer: the chocolate chips are a total win. Especially when they melt into a steamy bowl of oatmeal. Makes ‘em taste like a fresh out of the oven cookie!

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162 abeer e October 20, 2011 at 4:49 pm

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164 Amanda October 20, 2011 at 5:44 pm

I like brown sugar oatmeal… and I ADORE Rachel Ashwell!! :)

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165 Marla October 20, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Amanda, isn’t Rachel Ashwell just a total genius in every which way??

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166 MaryAnn D October 20, 2011 at 6:17 pm

My favorite way to have oatmeal is the simplest, just milk & sugar. It was so comforting.

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167 MaryAnn D October 20, 2011 at 6:18 pm

I think I wld like to have the almond milk on oatmeal with some toasted slivered almonds. I think the textural addition would be wonderful.

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168 Elizabeth@ReadySetSimplify October 20, 2011 at 8:19 pm

This is making me sooo hungry!! My favorite way to have oatmeal is with brown sugar, raisins, pecans, and a little cinnamon.

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169 Juls October 20, 2011 at 8:25 pm

I have never had baked oatmeal, I have never even thought about it! But it looks and sounds like such an awesome idea. I normally just have my oats in porridge form with banana, honey and nuts – a simple and boring and classic way but a goodie! (Or cooked into British flapjacks for the comfort eating!). Not entering the comp btw (we don’t have whole foods here!) just sharing! Lovely post.

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170 Marla October 20, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Hi Juls! Thanks for sharing. None of your ways with oats sound boring at all. Simplicity is indeed perfection. I love letting the true flavor of these whole food ingredients shine through. LOVE British flapjacks too.

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171 Coleen October 20, 2011 at 8:43 pm

I love oatmeal with bananas mashed into it with other fruit mixed in as well.

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172 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen October 20, 2011 at 11:33 pm

I have got to try this whole baked oatmeal thing, it sounds fantastic.

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173 Marla October 21, 2011 at 5:36 am

Sylvie, you gotta ride the trend it is soooo worth it!

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175 Clair October 21, 2011 at 4:03 am

Wow…the pomegranate looks so good in this. I always get so frustrated pulling the insides out though!

My favorite oatmeal would have to be chocolate peanut butter…it’s just ol’ reliable for me.

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176 Kitchen Belleicious October 21, 2011 at 5:28 am

Love Love Love- like always you amaze me with each new recipe. The giveaway is awesome too btw. My family oatmeal has and will always be my brown sugar and banana oatmeal. So yummy- I am craving just thinking about it

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177 Marla October 21, 2011 at 5:36 am

Hi Belle, you really can’t go wrong with brown sugar and banana! xxoo

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178 Roxana GreenGirl October 21, 2011 at 6:21 am

Until i discovered baked oatmeal my favorite oatmeal was the overnight slow cooked. Depending on my craving I added lots of dried fruits/nuts/fresh fruit to it. Yours looks great Marla, stunning photos as usual

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185 Caroline October 21, 2011 at 9:04 am

I am totally going to try this, I think my kids and I would love it!
Since it’s fall I’d say my favorite oatmeal recipe is oatmeal with some canned pumpkin, cinnamon, maple syrup and almonds…yum!

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186 Caroline October 21, 2011 at 9:07 am

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187 JENNA October 21, 2011 at 9:32 am

This looks amaizng! gorgeous photos

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188 Georgia Pellegrini October 21, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I love almond milk, I made some from scratch the other day but I usually buy it like this : ) I’m also intrigued by the idea of baked oatmeal. I think I would actually like it better than regular oatmeal and I’m looking for more breakfast options. I’m curious, what do you usually eat for breakfast? I eat a lot of eggs but I’m wondering if there’s another high protein option…

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189 Marla October 22, 2011 at 6:33 am

G, I like baked oatmeal more than regular oats. I prefer the texture of it and the fact that the flavors have a longer chance to combine. It is also lasts a long time in there fridge for breakfasts at the ready. No matter what my breakfasts have a good amount of whole grain carbs, protein and fat. For the protein I do egg whites. Fats are nuts & seeds & the carbs something like this or my Stuffed French Toast. Lately I have been loving my crumbles for breakfast too. Always with the protein & fat though, other wise I would crash something awful.

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190 jessica w. October 21, 2011 at 6:05 pm

I love to make oatmeal in the crockpot with cinnamon and a little bit of sugar and then throw in berries before you eat it!

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191 Marla October 22, 2011 at 6:24 am

Jessica, I love warm fruit in my oats and then a handful of fresh berries on the top too!

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192 jessica w. October 21, 2011 at 6:05 pm

I would love to try this with the hokkaido milk loaf and see how it tastes

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197 Lezli October 21, 2011 at 8:26 pm

I love apples and cinnamon with a drizzle of honey on my oatmeal! :)

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198 Lori Morgan October 21, 2011 at 8:32 pm

I love steel cut oats baked in side of a hollowed out honey crisp apple with cinnamon and brown sugar.

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199 Marla October 22, 2011 at 5:39 am

That’s the way to do it Lori. I must try my oats baked in an apple!

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200 Cheryl October 22, 2011 at 8:34 am

My fav oatmeal recipe is 1/2 c oatmeal mixed with brown sugar and pecans!

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202 Suzanne October 22, 2011 at 9:02 am

I love rolled oats with egg cooked into them. I add cinnamon, berries and sunflower butter. Delicious!

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203 Suzanne October 22, 2011 at 9:05 am

My favorite breakfast recipe is pumpkin souffle.

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206 Suzanne October 22, 2011 at 9:08 am

I’d make this recipe. I have a lot of pears right now from my CSA. This looks delicious.

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210 Cara October 22, 2011 at 11:18 am

love me some baked oatmeal! I created a recipe which will be appearing in the Clean Eating Magazine newsletter in January. Can’t wait to share it with everyone!

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211 Marla October 22, 2011 at 11:25 am

Cara, that is great news!! Love Clean Eating mag :)

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212 Cara October 22, 2011 at 11:18 am

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213 Cara October 22, 2011 at 11:19 am

and stumbled. Thanks Marla!

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214 Ennie October 22, 2011 at 3:05 pm

muesli

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215 Lyn H October 22, 2011 at 3:21 pm

I have an oatmeal-chocolate chip cookie with coconut and sometimes dried cranberries that I love (too much actually! LOL)

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217 Amanda KP October 22, 2011 at 5:10 pm

i love pumpkin pie oatmeal. i have never tried baked so i will definitely do that!

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218 Amanda KP October 22, 2011 at 5:11 pm

i tweeted about your giveaway!

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219 Kelly October 22, 2011 at 5:51 pm

I use oatmeal when making bars or cookies.

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220 Kelly October 22, 2011 at 5:51 pm

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221 Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free October 22, 2011 at 6:11 pm

I love baked oatmeal!!! MMMmmmm! I made one once for the fourth of july decorated as a flag with bananas, blueberries, and strawberries: http://spoonfulofsugarfree.com/2011/07/04/flag-food/

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222 Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free October 22, 2011 at 6:12 pm

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223 Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free October 22, 2011 at 6:14 pm

I would make your pumpkin pie popsicles with the milk. I have been craving it since you posted that recipe!

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224 Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free October 22, 2011 at 6:15 pm

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226 Ennie October 22, 2011 at 6:16 pm

My favorite breakfast is Greek Yogurt, Honey, and Blueberries over a bowl of oatmeal.

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228 Ennie October 22, 2011 at 6:56 pm

I will make the Family Fresh Cooking Recipe, “Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies – Gluten Free” with this vegan milk.

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231 Kristen October 23, 2011 at 9:02 am

Love steel cut oats made with vanilla almond milk and topped with banana!

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232 Cara October 23, 2011 at 6:11 pm

I just recently tried Peanut Butter in oatmeal and was quite surprised how good it was!

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233 Cara October 23, 2011 at 6:11 pm

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237 Jamie October 23, 2011 at 6:57 pm

favourite type of oats: steel cut oats

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238 Jamie October 23, 2011 at 6:58 pm

I’d make Creamy Banana Blueberry Milkshakes

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239 Jamie October 23, 2011 at 6:59 pm

favourite breakfast: apple, cinnamon oatmeal

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240 Emily October 23, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Yummm! Love baked oatmeal!!!

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241 Emily October 23, 2011 at 9:11 pm

I raise honey bees, and I like to mix it with milk and add it to Irish oats.

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242 Marla October 24, 2011 at 4:43 am

Emily, your very own honey bees?! Awesome. I bet that kicks the average bowl of oats up many notches :)

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243 Emily October 23, 2011 at 9:16 pm

We also poach our plums and add them to oats soaked over night in yogurt..the kids get a huge kick out of the oats turning pink from the fruit!

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244 laurie October 24, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I love to make apricot oatmeal bars, but they’re quite high in sugar and butter. I think I’ll give this a try. Thanks!

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245 Marla October 24, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Laurie, apricot oatmeal bars are sound really good right now!

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246 Carolyn October 29, 2011 at 3:48 am

Wow, Marla, what a glorious flavour of oatmeal! I keep planning on doing baked oatmeal for my kids, and now I have no excuse not to…

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247 Sharyn Dimmick November 20, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Please, please. please tell us what Stevia drops are equivalent to — I love several of your recipes, but I do not want to go out and buy Stevia, which is expensive. I generally have a full range of sweeteners on hand: honey, molasses, malt syrup, maple syrup and all forms of sugar. Could you please just give a ratio for something else to substitute for Stevia? I would appreciate it.

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248 Marla November 20, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Great question Sharyn and thanks for asking! I have only tested my recipes as written. It is always tricky to speculate the ratios of sugar versus stevia. It is even tricky when using different brands of stevia as they are all processed differently. I always link to the products I use when measurements are necessary. I suggest you experiment on your own & let us know if you find something that works out for you. In this case since it is not a cake you might want to use a little less milk and start with a few tablespoons of maple syrup, sugar or what not. I also suggest that you taste the mixture before baking & make adjustments before you bake. You can always sweeten the oatmeal more when you serve it. We serve ours with a little pitcher of maple syrup.
Best of luck! m

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249 haley December 1, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Hello! I just made this delicious baked oatmeal, but I was wondering: Should it be dry, almost like a slice of moist cake? Or should it be crisp on the edges and top, and the consistency of regular oatmeal on the inside?

Thanks!

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250 Marla December 1, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Hi Haley! Great question. I’ll compare it to a moist piece of cake. To make it more creamy (if that is what is desired) you can add more liquid before baking -or- serve with some coconut milk, milk, yogurt etc. Sometimes I reheat a slice & mix it with some milk before reheating so it soaks it all up & becomes more of a rice pudding texture . I hope this is helpful?? m

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251 laura September 13, 2012 at 9:01 pm

hi, lovely recipe, i am still a rookie in the kitchen. my question is in regards to the coconut milk, is it the one that comes in a can or the kind that is refrigerated? thanks

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252 Charlene Regan October 27, 2012 at 8:42 am

hi I have cooked for 45 min.. ii is still a little liquidy.. do I cook longer or does it form to a solid once cooled

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253 Marla October 27, 2012 at 8:45 am

It will thicken as it cools :)

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254 Charlene Regan October 27, 2012 at 8:52 am

Ok thank you

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