25 June 2012

Baked Peanut Butter Oatmeal: June Secret Recipe Club



Baked Peanut Butter Oatmeal in an all edges brownie pan



It's time for Group D's Secret Recipe Club June reveal! I have to admit I was quite intimidated this month! I was assigned the woman who just became SRC's head honcho! Yikes. But it's all good. I love April's style of cooking: “While you wont find any gourmet recipes here, you WILL find yummy, down-home cooking, that is easy to prepare and taste great.” Now that's a cooking philosophy I can get behind.

I scoured the Recipe page of Angel's Homestead looking for something I could make from pantry ingredients. It was so hot today that I couldn't bare the thought of getting out of the house and driving to the grocery store for extra ingredients. I'm also on a quest to find more breakfast stuff that I might actually be willing to eat. I kind of abhor cereal. My friends think I'm a freak, but I just can't stand soggy cereal. I can definitely go for a crunchy granola with Greek yogurt and blueberries, but a girl can only eat that so many mornings. And the option at work is an egg and cheese biscuit. I admit, I go for that way too many days out of the work week. So, I decided to try out one of April's baked oatmeals.

I had to make a few changes because I only had steel cut oats in the house. My changes were made purely to accommodate the extra liquid and extra cooking time required for the steel cut oats.



The all edge pan was not a brilliant stroke of genius, but I've had
it for six months and decided it was high time to use it!


Baked Peanut Butter Oatmeal
adapted from Angel's Homestead, originally from Tidy Mom

Ingredients:
¾ cup steel cut oats
¼ cup brown sugar (can use more if you like it sweeter)
2 ½ cups milk (pick your favorite)
1 egg
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
¼ tsp salt
½ cup peanut butter

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8x8 pan with cooking spray.
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and stir well. Pour into pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until set.

THOUGHTS:
I actually used 3 cups of milk instead of 2 ½, but found the liquid to be a bit too much. I hadn't thought about accounting for the liquid of the egg when I decided how much milk to use. Tastewise though, I thought the oatmeal was spot on. I enjoyed the texture of the oats (I'm a steel-cut-newbie). As long as I thought of the oatmeal as oatmeal instead of a cookie, I found that I quite enjoyed it. Bender was expecting dessert when he tried it, so he thought it was a fail. But I disagree!

VERDICT:
A-great-alternative-to-instant-oatmeal: 1 vote!
Eww: 1 vote

Breakfast is served!


13 comments:

  1. I have a new-found love for steel cut oats and am always looking for new ways to prepare them. This sounds great!!

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  2. Baked oatmeal is always fun to do! I had April's blog a while ago and I chose this too:-) So so yummy!!!! I have never seen that pan before...where did you find it?

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  3. Yum! You did a great job on my recipe! : ) I've never tried steel cut oats before, but they have been on my try-it list for awhile. Glad you liked the recipe, and I'm really liking your baking pan. Very unique.

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  4. A very easy way to serve breakfast.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC entry: Candied Popcorn.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  5. YUm!! I love baked oatmeal, this peanut butter version sounds awesome. will have to try soon :)

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  6. oh, yum! i've seen tons of baked oatmeal recipes but have yet to try one - this looks absolutely delicious so i've gotta try it soon!

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  7. I have yet to make baked oatmeal. Looks good!

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  8. Yum! If I had more time in the morning, I would definitely make this all the time!

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  9. What a GREAT recipe! LOVE it, it's lovely to meet you and your blog through SRC - visiting from group D and Lavender and Lovage! Karen :-)

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  10. it's just not fair! i keep reading how hot it is where everybody is - in your case, too hot to leave the house! it's the end of June on Vancouver island (and everywhere else) and it's still bloody cold out! where is MY summer?!!!

    ...that being said, i'm currently in the market for new breakfast ideas. this one is spot on.

    happy src reveal, friend!

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  11. This looks fantastic & I love that brownie pan...never seen anything like it before! Great SRC pick!

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  12. Wonderful choice! Adding it to my "must make" list! (Visiting you from SRC Group D.)

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