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Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal

 

Your mother was right! Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.  Not only does it give you energy to start a new day, but a nutritious breakfast improves your mental focus and prevents you from bottoming out and becoming hungry before lunch. Keep reading to learn how you can share your favorite breakfast recipes and win $250 Amazon gift card.

Did you know that kids who eat a nutritious breakfast, complete with dairy, learn better?!  That’s right, not only does dairy provide calcium that helps grow strong bones, but it’s packed with protein. Dairy in any form, whether it’s low fat milk with cereal, California cottage cheese cups, smoothies or an egg and cheese sandwich, all pack a lot of protein – which helps keep you full until your next meal.

Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal #recipe at TidyMom.net

March is National Nutrition month, which is a good time to start healthy eating habits, such as eating breakfast on a regular basis. Eating breakfast is going to get rid of hunger symptoms, such as being tired, getting headaches or becoming cranky. Set a good example for your kids, by eating a healthy breakfast yourself. 

Don’t think you have time to eat breakfast? Here are a few grab-and-go breakfast options that will keep you full, focused and on time:

  • California cottage cheese and yogurt cups with fresh fruit
  • Southwest Baked Egg Cups (baked ahead of time, simply reheat in the morning)
  • A veggie omelet with California cheese and a slice of whole-wheat toast
  • A whole-wheat English muffin with low-fat California cheese, a scrambled egg, and slice of tomato
  • Smoothie made with fruit and low-fat yogurt
  • Whole-grain cereal with fresh fruit and low-fat milk
  • Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal (recipe below) with low-fat milk,  and 4 ounces of orange juice

 

Oatmeal can be quite boring, particularly when it is drowned and soupy in a bowl.  I was never a fan of oatmeal as a kid, unless it was in a cookie.  It wasn’t until I discovered baked oatmeal a few years ago, when I made Baked Peanut Butter Oatmeal, that it started making a regular appearance on our breakfast table.

Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal recipe TidyMom

I recently wanted to see if I could create a baked oatmeal that would be reminiscent of creme brulee topped off with a sugary crust.   Not only is it delicious right out of the oven, but we even like it cold, or left over and heated up in the microwave for a quick nutritious breakfast during the week.

This Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal is a creamy, yet firm oatmeal with a finishing sugary crunch that will make you forget that you’re eating something nutritious! Warm or cold, it’s perfect with a drizzle of milk making it’s way into all of the crevices. Serve with a side fresh fruit and it will leave you full until way past lunch!

With all this in mind, I love finding new breakfast recipes! I thought it would be fun to have you all over for breakfast and throw a virtual BREAKFAST PARTY!!!  Well, a  Dairy Breakfast Club Party ;)

The California Milk Advisory Board and I are inviting you to share your favorite breakfast recipe(s) here on TidyMom.net starting March 18 thru March 25, 2012. – where one participant will win a $250 gift card code to Amazon!

Dairy Breakfast Club recipe party at TidyMom.net

EDITED:  The party is now open click here to share your recipes!

How to Participate in the Dairy Breakfast Club Recipe Party

1.  Write and post a breakfast recipe that includes dairy, on your blog.   (you can link an old post…just PLEASE be sure to link back AND follow #2 below)

2.  Include “Come join #DairyBreakfastClub recipe party at TidyMom along with The California Milk Advisory Board and RealCaliforniaMilk.com  ” in your blog post. (you MUST include this to be eligible for prize)

3.  Starting March 18th thru March 25th add your link to your breakfast recipe post to the widget on TidyMom.net

4.  Don’t have a blog? no problem…..leave your breakfast recipe, that includes dairy (it must be a recipe, not just something like fruit + yogurt) in the comments during The Dairy Breakfast Club party (March 18-25 , 2012)

5. We’d love your help spreading the word about the Dairy Breakfast Club through social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter , Pinterest and Instagram using the hashtag #DairyBreakfastClub

  • Sample Tweet: Join @TidyMom & @RealCalifMilk for the #DairyBreakfastClub recipe party Share ur #recipes & #WIN $250 at http://bit.ly/CMABparty 3/18-25
  • Instagram photos of your breakfast using the hashtag #DairyBreakfastClub

6.  Button for your sidebar or post – if you would like a button for your sidebar or post, copy the code here

 

 

 

 I can’t wait to see what you all cook up!

Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal recipe at TidyMom

Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 6

Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups California Milk
  • 1 cup California low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 2 whole large eggs
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, divided (1/3 cup for topping)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9-inch pan.
  2. Using a large bowl, mix all ingredients, reserving 1/3 cup of brown sugar for topping.
  3. Cover pan with foil, and bake for 20 mins, remove foil and continue baking for another 25 minutes.
  4. Remove pan from oven and turn oven to broil. Sprinkle top of oatmeal with remaining 1/3 cup of brown sugar and return to oven to broil 3-5 minutes, watching closely so it doesn't burn.
  5. Enjoy served warm with a little milk.
  6. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator. Reheat in microwave for 30-40 seconds per serving.

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Comments

  1. 1

    What a gorgeous recipe!! I cant wait to try it… your Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal is always a hit at our house! And I think I know the perfect dessert to link up to you with! :)

  2. 2

    Looks like the perfect weekend breakfast…. decadent! Love it!

  3. 3

    just the title of this recipe sounds amazing. we are big oatmeal eaters over here & yogurt – so this recipe will be a for sure thing!

  4. 4

    This is one I definitely need to try!!

  5. 5

    Very Cool!! I will have to see what I can come up with so I can join in Cheryl!

  6. 6

    I am loving this oatmeal!

  7. 7

    I love oatmeal … that crunch on top makes it look like a dessert ;)

  8. 8

    Lets see if I can get the hubby to eat oatmeal! He too will only eat oatmeal in cookies, so it would be awesome if I can cook up your recipe for breakfast! It looks so… good. Gonna make it right away!

  9. 9

    this looks absolutely fabulous!

  10. 10

    Beautiful Cheryl! Love the yogurt in this. :)

  11. 11

    Oh my heart … that oatmeal looks amazing. I’m a super picky breakfast eater but oatmeal is always delicious.

  12. 12

    I cant survive without breakfast. Oatmeal is my go to!!! Loving this crunchy delightful topping!

  13. 13

    Next time I feel like blowing off my low-carb diet, I’ll try this. My son loves oatmeal, so I’ll at least make it for him! I’ve got a couple low-carb breakfast recipes that I’ll have to polish up for your contest!

  14. 14

    sounds so fabulous!!

  15. 15

    This looks delicious! I’ll give the recipe to my gram to make for us! :) She does all the baking here in our home :)

  16. 16

    Seriously? Creme Brulee baked oatmeal? You know you are a genius, right???

  17. 17

    Yes, breakfast is so important. I start my day with a bowl of whole oats and a 1/2 grapefruit. This baked oatmeal is going to be a wonderful addition to our big Sunday breakfasts’.

  18. 18

    This is absolutely gorgeous!

  19. 19

    This looks fantastic. Can’t wait to make it tomorrow morning. In your photo at the top of page, I noticed a bottle of Maple Syrup. Does that have anything to do with the oatmeal? Like yummy on top? or?
    Just checking, because it sounds like a great idea to add it or substitute it for the vanilla extract.
    What do you think?
    Thanks, and LOVE your blog!
    Barb

    • 20

      I was originally going to pour a little syrup over the oatmeal, but it was sweet enough with out it. But you could certainly substitute in the recipe too!

      Thanks Barb!

  20. 21

    I need to make this for spring break breakfast this week. My older kids always shirk oatmeal, while the younger two gobble it down. I think they’d all agree on this one, though.

  21. 23

    Oh this looks just wonderful Cheryl! Also, this is quite timely as I am actually JUST dedicating myself to star eating breakfast. I am just terrible. Glad to know that stats on including dairy in our kids morning breakfast too!

  22. 24
    Barrie Perrottino says:

    Any thoughts about substituting steel cut oats for the old fashioned version? Want to try this but my old fashioned oats seem to have disappeared. Will try with the steel cut and let you know how it turns out.

  23. 25

    What a way to dress up oatmeal for breakfast!

  24. 26
    Sweetsugarbelle says:

    Super excited about this one!!!

  25. 27

    Wow…that’s a great way to make breakfast!

  26. 28

    What a fun idea for breakfast – like having dessert!

  27. 29

    Gosh that looks GOOD Cheryl!!! I’m pinning!!! Have a great evening!! xoxo

  28. 30

    Ooooh, this sounds fabulous. Thanks, Cheryl!

  29. 31

    Amazing looking recipe! Quick question- have you ever tried making this with greek yogurt, or with almond or coconut milk instead- I rarely keep regular milk in the house, but always have coconut and almond milk handy. Thanks for the wonderful recipes- I’m happy to have stumbled upon TidyMom thanks to Pinterest!

  30. 32

    This looks fantastic! What a great brunch recipe for the weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  31. 33
    carla sue says:

    Huge Hit in our house…got an email this morning from hubbie, says he LOVES that baked oatmeal dish I made.
    Trying Peanut Butter next…thanks for providing other Oatmeal Options!

  32. 34

    This looks and sounds delicious! I love oatmeal, but my kids… not so much. But they might just go for this crispy-sugary-topped version. :)

  33. 36

    I’ve never tried baked oatmeal, but this looks great. I’m going to Pin it and hopefully some day I’ll get up and motivated enough to actually cook a proper breakfast, lol.

  34. 37

    Sounds yummy! I love making breakfast ahead of time…I’m never awake enough to cook something special in the morning. Thanks!

  35. 38

    I am a CA dairy farmer’s wife…and I have been following you for a while! I linked up a recipe tonight…and look forward to making your Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal…Oh my gosh!!! I always post a dairy based recipe each week on my little blog.

    Thank you for hosting…and supporting CA dairy farmers!!

    Julie Fagundes

  36. 39

    That sounds super tasty! Can’t wait to try it for breakfast or a treat.

  37. 40

    This looks and sounds amazing, Cherly! I haven’t had breakfast yet this morning, and your pictures are making my mouth water. I can’t wait to try this out. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great day!

  38. 41

    I made this and it is so yummy!!!

  39. 42

    Why post all these people who have not even tried fixing the recipe? I only care to read reviews of people who can give an opinion on how they or family liked or disliked the recipe, if they added ingredients or substituted ingredients that they felt worked better in the dish. Who cares what people think with not even fixing it?

    • 43

      Because I run a blog not a recipe site. They are supporting my work, the time I took to write the post and develop the recipe and share it with others.

      So, in answer to your question I care what they think. – the comments are a place where you can leave a message to the author, not necessarily for other readers to get reviews.

  40. 44

    I would love to try this with soaked oats. They are so much easier on digestion and it eliminates the phytates.

  41. 45
    Denise Petty says:

    Looks like it’s been awhile, but was wondering if anyone has tried freezing these in bar or cupcake form?

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