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Yellow Cake Baked Oatmeal

…AKA your new favorite breakfast. Chrissy Teigen does it again (If you haven’t purchased a copy of Cravings yet, I highly recommend it). Everything in there is pure gold.

I’m a huge fan of oatmeal. It makes regular weekday breakfast appearances. So many, in fact, that I keep a few boxes at the office (if it’s at the office I’m committed). But this oatmeal is really raising the bar. It’s like a breakfast-dessert hybrid and I would eat it anytime, anywhere. This oatmeal has earned itself a spot in the weekend breakfast rotation.

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Note the new cat lady potholders! I’m obsessed.

This is THE perfect breakfast to bake when you have people in town…it smells so good. And it’s so pretty – I almost forgot that oatmeal was an ingredient. Basically a health food, right?  You can find the original recipe in all of its glory on So Delushious.

Yellow Cake Baked Oatmeal, a la Chrissy Teigen

You’ll need:

  • 1 stick (4oz) butter, melted, plus softened butter for greasing the dish
  • 5 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2 cups yellow cake mix (from a box)
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups raspberries (6oz)
  • 1 large or 2 small ripe peaches, sliced

I love a short ingredient list. 

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SO good.

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 10 × 12-inch baking dish with butter. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the milk and oats and microwave on high for 5-6 minutes, stopping once to stir.
  3. Let the oatmeal sit on the counter to thicken for 10 minutes, but not longer if possible because you want the oatmeal to finish doing its thing in the oven.
  4. Stir the cake mix into the cooked oatmeal until smooth, then mix in the eggs, melted butter, and salt.
  5. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking dish, then scatter the berries and peaches on top. You can’t have too many. Really.
  6. Bake until the center is just set and seems almost undercooked, 30 to 35 minutes. (It will jiggle a little, and when you spoon into the cake, it may separate into two layers: a cake-y, custardy layer and an oatmeal-y layer. This is actual magic.)
  7. Spoon into bowls and serve warm.

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