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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Adventures in Gluten Free Cooking: Oatmeal Breakfast Hot Dish

I grew up in Minnesota. When I moved away for college I had to adjust the way I said some things like boat, about, bag...If you are from MN, or know someone from there, you know what I am talking about. ANYWAY, I was not long after moving away that I discovered people outside of MN don't know what a hot dish is! I was flabbergasted! I mean, a life without tater tot hot dish! Ok, I have to stop, that is another post for another day. 
Today I am sharing with you one of our favorite breakfast recipes - we have this (or a version of this) several mornings a week. 
Oatmeal Breakfast Hot Dish

1 1/2 c. water
1 1/2 c. milk
1 c. GF oats
1 apple pealed and cut into small chunks
1/4 c raisins 
2 T. apple butter
1 t. vanilla
2 T. honey or agave nectar
dash of salt 

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients into sauce pan and warm until the liquid is just starting to boil. Remove from heat and place in oven safe dish (I used an 8X8 glass dish). Bake for 15 min. Stir. Bake for 15 more min (for a total of 30 min). Remove from oven and enjoy! 

This recipe is VERY flexible. We have used lots of different flavors: strawberries, cranberries, maple syrup,  peanut butter and bananas...we like to mix it up :) Many days we will add a few tablespoons of ground flax seed to give the oats a little more fiber (I was out of flax today...). Also, we like our oatmeal a little more soupy, if you like yours less soupy, start with less liquid (like 2 c water and 1 c milk). If you have dairy issues, you can just use water and it will still turn out yummy (I have tried it with only water when I was out of milk and it worked!) 

What is your favorite oatmeal flavor?
I posted this recipe at Allergy Free Wednesdays ~ Check it out for other great GF recipes!


  1. warm and comforting, wishing for a bowl right now!

  2. My favorite oatmeal flavors are apple & cinnamon with chopped almonds or banana slices with chocolate chips & peanut butter chips.

  3. Mmmmm... it is totally a tator tot hot dish day!

    This looks interesting, I've never tried oatmeal any way besides in a cookie or a bowl with a little brown sugar. But an apple? Raisins? Apple butter? You're so creative!

    Boat and about... what do people think you're from Canada or something?! "Bag." "Baag." Hmmm.

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  5. Yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. This looks so amazingly good! I am going to pin to Pinterest so I remember to make it next Sat. Morning! Yum! Can't wait to try it!
    ~Lisa @ Organized Chaos

  8. you think this would work using Rice Milk?
    ~Lisa @ O.C.