February 10, 2012

Baked Oatmeal and Bagels

Just wanted to share a few of my family's new favorite recipes with you.

Baked Soaked Oatmeal-This recipe has become a Saturday morning tradition.  Soaking is great for your grains so that you get more nutrition from them.  This recipe is adapted from Kelly the Kitchen Kop.

Baked Soaked Oatmeal
  • 2-1/2 c. oats
  • 1 T. whole wheat flour (provides phytase to help break down the phytic acid in the oats)
  • 1-3/4 c. buttermilk
  • ½ c. melted butter, coconut oil, or canola oil
  • 4 eggs (or 1/4 cup powdered eggs)
  • ½ c. honey, maple syrup, or sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2-4 cups fresh or dried fruit (dried apples, raisins, apples, pears, etc.)
  • Optional: 2 c. chopped nuts (or sprinkle on each individual serving after baking)
Soak oats, flour and buttermilk covered on kitchen counter overnight, but 24 hours is better in order to break down more phytic acid. Before serving, beat oil, sugar, and eggs until glossy. Add salt, cinnamon, and vanilla; beat. Stir in oats and fruit. Add more milk, buttermilk, or water, if it seems dry (mine always does).  Pour into 9×13 baking dish and bake at 350 for 10-40 minutes, depending on your desired consistency. (I always cook mine 10-20 minutes, and still end up with overly dry oatmeal a little too often.)

Whole Wheat Bagels-I made these bagels a few weeks ago.  So good!  They take quite a bit effort since I had to broil, boil, and bake them.  What a fun treat, though!