Years ago I found a baked oatmeal recipe online and started making it regularly. My kids loved it. The hubby loved it. I loved that I could make it the night before.
And then somehow, it worked it's way out of our breakfast rotation - all but forgotten. Until now.
When I heard that Quaker Oats was taking the whole month of October (calling it Oatober - nifty, huh?) to focus on oats - a super grain that has been a part of daily morning routines around the world for more than a hundred years - I was excited to be a part jump in and share a recipe!
I couldn't find the original recipe that we used to make, so I read through several online and came up with my own!
I started with Quaker Oats, then added mostly staple ingredients and at the last minute, decided to stir in another of my most favorite ingredients: chocolate chips. 🙂 Breakfast that tastes like a cookie? Yes, please!
The good thing about oats is that they really are such a versatile ingredient - like a blank canvas where you can mix in any of your favorite ingredients and come up with delicious recipes! The possibilities are endless!
On top of all that goodness, with Quaker Oats - you're getting the highest quality of nearly 140 years of expertise at work.
So here it is...
Here's what you'll need to celebrate Oatober and make this recipe:
Once you have everything together - it's time to mix it up!
Next it's time to stir in the chocolate chips! I measured out about a cup - you could do more or less if you like.
Last, pour the mixture into a prepared 9"x13" pan (and when I say prepared - I mean sprayed with non-stick cooking spray or rubbed down with butter) and then bake it at 375°F for around 30 minutes, give or take a few minutes.
Ooooor - if you're working ahead, you can cover this with plastic wrap and refrigerate it overnight, then bake it in the morning!
Baked Chocolate Chip Oatmeal
But when it's baked, you just really want it to be firmly set and brown around the edges. Serve it warm with a tall glass of ice-cold milk and you'll be in heaven!
Here's the printable recipe for ya:Print