School mornings are in full swing in our house. I am always looking for quick and filling breakfasts that the kids and I will love. I really try to avoid the last minute bowl of cereal for breakfast every day. This baked oatmeal is hearty and full of cinnamon flavor.
It can be made in advance and kept in the fridge. In the morning, I just heat a piece in the microwave for a few seconds and we have a warm and hearty breakfast.
Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees. Spray a 9×9 non-stick baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the oats and sugar.
Add the milk and stir together. I use 2% milk because that is the kind that we drink in our house, but you can use whole milk also. I would not recommend 1% or skim milk because I think the oatmeal would come out too watery.
Add all of the other ingredients.
Give it a stir, until it is one big oatmeal mixture.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, until set.
At this point, let it cool slightly, cut into squares and serve. Or you can cut the baked oatmeal into squares and store it in the fridge for busy school mornings. When you are ready to serve it, heat it in the microwave for a few seconds. Top with a sprinkle of brown sugar, almonds, and cream. Serve some fresh berries on the side. Yum.