My compensation for this post will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in loving memory of my Grandmother, who passed away this weekend after suffering a major stroke. She was a 2 time Breast Cancer survivor, a mother to 12 children, and grandmother to so, so many. She grew up in Wisconsin and raised a wonderful family that I am thankful to be a part of. My mother, Grandma's 3rd oldest child, wrote a loving memoir on her blog. My sister, the 3rd oldest grandchild if I'm doing my math right, wrote a gorgeous tribute to our grandparents that had my eyes welling up as I laughed out loud at the childhood memories her writing conjured up.
As I often do, I shopped for my ingredients for this recipe at Pick 'n Save. I can always find fresh produce and a nice selection to choose from... and its right down the street. Really can't go wrong with all that.
This recipe is easy to make, and its pure comfort food. That's how oatmeal is. Kind of like macaroni and cheese. It's just one of those things. Oats, brown sugar, some butter...just a bit, and then some scrumptious toppings. I used cranberries and pecans this time, but you could also use blueberries.
A dish of Cranberry Pecan Baked Oatmeal in the morning with a drizzle of milk or cream would be my ideal breakfast. It's also really low-key, so you don't have to put a lot of energy into making it. It's really as easy as 1-2-3. Melt the butter, measure out the oats and brown sugar and mix them all together, put some toppings on and throw it in the oven. See? Easy.
Sometimes you just need a little bit of comfort.
Cranberry Pecan Baked Oatmeal
- 4 cups oats
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup unsalted butter melted
- ¾ cup pecans
- ¾ cup cranberries
- Melt butter. Mix together oats, butter and brown sugar. Top with cranberries and pecas. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Serve.