Posts Tagged ‘oatmeal’

h1

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins

January 30, 2017

I made these for a new year’s brunch; they were quick to bake the day prior and tasted great. I love the pumpkin and warming spices. I am also a huge fan of tart cranberries. I had some leftover fresh cranberries from Thanksgiving that I’d frozen. You could use them whole, but I decided to chop them up slightly in the food processor.

You will need:

  • 1/2 c unsalted butter, melted
  • 5 T unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 c brown sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 c pumpkin puree
  • 1 T + 1 1/2 t ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 t ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 t ground ginger
  • 1/4 t ground cloves
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 c fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3/4 c old-fashioned oats

Then you will…

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin tray with paper liners.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the 1/2 cup of melted butter with 1/2 cup of brown sugar.
  3. Stir in the eggs and pumpkin puree, whisking until smooth.
  4. Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, the nutmeg, the ginger, the cloves, and the baking soda.
  5. Mix in the flour until just combined.
  6. Fold in the cranberries.
  7. Spoon batter into the muffin cups until each one is about 3/4 of the way full.
  8. In a small bowl, combine the 5 tablespoons room temperature butter with the remaining 1/2 cup of brown sugar, the tablespoon of cinnamon, and the oats.
  9. Crumble the topping on each of the muffins. Gently press into the top.
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden and a tester in the middle comes out clean.
  11. Allow to cool 10 minutes in the pan and then remove and finish cooling on a wire rack.

20170101-pumpkin-cranberry-muffin-01

 

Advertisements
h1

Sticky Garlic Meatballs

November 12, 2016

These are very yummy and particularly kid friendly. You can prep the meatballs in advance and then warm them up in a slow cooker or a low heat oven when your family and friends gather.

20161111-garlic-meatballs-01

You will need:

  • 2 lb ground beef or meatloaf mix
  • 1 c old-fashioned oats
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 1 1/2 t garlic powder
  • 1 t basil
  • 1 t oregano
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 c ketchup
  • 2/3 c honey
  • 2 T soy sauce

Then you will…

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking dish with foil and spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the beef with the oats, egg, milk, garlic powder, basil, oregano, pepper and salt.
  3. Form the mixture into two dozen meatballs and place them on the lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through and starting to turn golden on the edges.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the minced garlic with the ketchup, honey and soy sauce.
  6. Mix the meatballs with the sauce and heat through. Serve with friends!

20161111-garlic-meatballs-02

h1

Baked Oatmeal-Cranberry Apples

February 4, 2016

We used to have baked apples as an afternoon school snack; it was a treat best enjoyed in the fall and winter on a cool day. This variant can be prepped ahead of time and then popped in the oven just before you want them. If you have extra filling and topping, don’t fret! Place it in a little baking dish and cook alongside the apples to get a mini apple crisp.

You will need:

  • 4 apples (I used honeycrisp)
  • 4 T unsalted butter, divided
  • 1/2 c brown sugar, divided
  • 1/2 t ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 4 t ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 c walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 c dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  • 4 T flour
  • 1/4 c old-fashioned oats
  • Pinch of salt

Then you will…

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking dish with foil.
  2. Using a spoon, core and scoop out the middle of each apple. You want to leave at least a 1/4 inch of the sides left and no more than a 1/2 inch from the bottom. This will create a shell to fill and bake.
  3. Discard the seeds and pieces with core. Cut off any peel from the apple bits.
  4. In a small sauce pan, combine the apple bits with 2 tablespoons of the butter, 1/4 cup of the brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon, the nutmeg, walnuts and cranberries.
  5. Heat over medium-low heat for 10-12 minutes. The apple should be tender and most juice cooked off. Remove from heat.
  6. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, oats, remaining brown sugar, salt and remaining cinnamon.
  7. Cut the remaining two tablespoons of butter into rough pieces. Cut the butter into the dry ingredient mixture until it is integrated and crumbly.
  8. Fill the apple shells with the apple-walnut filling.
  9. Top generously with the crumb topping.
  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the topping is golden and crispy.
  11. Serve warm with a little ice cream (or even fresh cream or yogurt!).

20160118 Baked Apple 01.JPG

h1

Baked Oatmeal with Cranberries and Almonds

December 30, 2015

20151225 Oatmeal 03

You can prep this oatmeal the evening before and pop it into the oven when you wake up. Then by the time you have coffee ready, your breakfast will be ready too! We served this for family during the holidays.

You will need:

  • 4 c old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 c almonds, toasted and chopped (divided)
  • 1 c dried cranberries
  • 2 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 c unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 1/2 c milk
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2/3 c pure maple syrup
  • 4 t vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c brown sugar

Then you will…

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats with 1.5 cups of the almonds, cranberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. Stir in the butter, milk, eggs, maple syrup and vanilla.
  4. Mix well and spread into the prepared dish. Top with the brown sugar and remaining half cup of almonds.
  5. If preparing the night before, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  6. Bake until golden brown with a firm center, 35 to 45 minutes.
  7. Serve warm with extra milk or syrup.

20151225 Oatmeal 01

h1

Cinnamon Coffee Bundt Cake

July 6, 2014

I made this one morning while D was sleeping in late. It’s easy to pull together, and a slice is the perfect complement to a morning cup of coffee. I baked it in a Bundt pan, but this would be great in a 9×9 baking dish as well. Just use what you have on hand!

20140616 Coffee Cake 02

You will need:

  • 1/4 c + 1/3 c brown sugar, divided
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 c + 2 T whole wheat flour, divided
  • 3 T old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 t cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 t nutmeg, scant
  • 3 T unsalted butter, melted
  • 10 T unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 t instant coffee powder
  • 1/2 c mini chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 8 oz light sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt)

Then you will…

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a Bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine together 1/4 cup of the brown sugar with a pinch of salt, 5 tablespoons of flour, the oats, 1/2 t cinnamon, nutmeg and the melted butter.
  3. Sprinkle the mixture evenly along the bottom of the Bundt pan.
  4. In another small mixing bowl, mix together 1/3 cup of the brown sugar with 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, the instant coffee and the chocolate chips. Set aside.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together 5 tablespoons of softened butter with the sugar.
  6. Mix in the egg and vanilla.
  7. Stir in the baking powder, baking soda and remaining 2 cups of flour.
  8. Mix in the yogurt or sour cream, whichever you decide to use.
  9. Spread half of the batter on top of the cinnamon-sugar mixture already in the pan.
  10. Sprinkle the cinnamon-chocolate chip mixture of the the batter.
  11. Top with the remaining batter.
  12. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.
  13. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Allow to cool the rest of the way on a wire rack.
%d bloggers like this: