Fruit Cobbler Baked Oatmeal

This Fruit Cobbler Baked Oatmeal is so super easy & a new breakfast/brunch favorite around here! Fruit cobbler + cake + oatmeal = your family’s new favorite morning meal!

I have to admit, I’ve never really been a huge hot oatmeal fan. I mean, I like it in cookies just fine and my oatmeal bread is delicious – but a hot bowl of oatmeal? Yeah… not a huge fan. Now, if that’s all there was to eat in site – I could choke down some oatmeal with about 7.6 pounds of brown sugar & a gallon of butter on top. Basically, you could take a picture of how I make a bowl of oatmeal & put it on the cover of a book titled ‘This is how you get diabetes’.

But, recently – I’ve come across a recipe for a Baked Oatmeal that includes a box of yellow cake mix (um, did someone say CAKE?) I was like… SOLD. I’m so gonna try that.

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This Baked Oatmeal recipe reminds me a lot of a dump cobbler recipe, both in the preparation & the taste. It tastes almost just like a warm, kind-of pudding-y, fruit cobbler.  I used a mix of peaches, strawberries, & raspberries but you can use a mix of whatever fruits you personally enjoy. I really enjoy blackberries in this!

It’s cake… and cobbler… but it’s also oatmeal. And I didn’t have to pour the entire Dixie Crystal’s sugar factory on top to eat my oatmeal. Total recipe win!

It’s so good that not only would it make a wonderful breakfast, but it would make a delectable desert as well.

It’s really pretty amazing.

Fruit Cobbler Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups milk
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats (or use old fashioned oats & run them thru the food processor like I do)
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 cups of your favorite fruit – fresh, canned, or frozen.

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large microwavable safe bowl, combine the milk & oats with a whisk. Microwave on high for 5 minutes, stirring halfway through. Let the bowl sit in the microwave for 10 minutes to thicken.

Stir the cake mix into the oatmeal. Whisk well. Mix in the eggs, butter, & vanilla extract.

Spray a 9×13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour in the batter. Sprinkle the fruit evenly around the top.

Bake for 40 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

adapted from Cravings

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