This easy baked oatmeal for a crowd is like enjoying a warm oatmeal cookie for breakfast- topped with homemade whipped cream and berries!
Easy Baked Oatmeal for a Crowd
If you’ve ever seen footage of a nest full of hungry, chirping baby birds, you can envision my house around 7:30 am each morning. Everyone wakes up HUNGRY and ready to eat. I’m an early riser, so it’s usually easy enough to have breakfast ready before they start trickling out of their rooms. But every now and then, it’s nice to prep the night before and take the morning “off”. This easy baked oatmeal for a crowd is the perfect make ahead breakfast to help us jumpstart our week! We make it every Monday!
Because we are a large family, I always joke with my kids that I am no cook-to-order-chef! A few times, I’ve tried to be fun and let everyone choose which way they want their eggs. Not surprisingly, standing over a stove cooking 18 eggs to order takes up a whole morning! So I gravitate towards recipes that are filling, centered around whole ingredients, and able to feed a crowd! Bonus points if a few growth spurt-ers can get in seconds!
Maple whipped cream topping
This recipe is really versatile. You can substitute honey, maple syrup, or coconut sugar for the sugar. You can add more or less depending on your taste preferences without needing to adjust the recipe. And the simple flavor lends itself well to all the toppings combinations you can think of. We have done baked apples, fresh fruit, chocolate chips, canned pumpkin, cranberries, and cherries. But our absolute favorite is just this simple maple whipped cream topping. It lightens up the oatmeal and adds a bite of creaminess to each bite. We sprinkle a hint of cinnamon on top and a few fresh berries and the whole thing really feels special. Not bad for a Monday!
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Easy Baked Oatmeal for a Crowd with Maple Cream
- 6 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar or Honey
- 4 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 sticks salted butter, melted
- 4 large eggs
- 2 Cups half and half, cream, or milk
Maple Whipped Cream
- 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1/4 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
- Mix together all the dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl, mix eggs, half and half, and melted butter.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. Pour into a 9 X 13 baking dish and refrigerate overnight OR bake immediately at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
- Serve warm with topping of your choice. Our favorite is a large dollop of maple whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon!
Maple Whipped Cream
- With a hand mixer on medium speed, begin whipping the cream until it forms soft peaks. Add in the maple syrup and whip for ten seconds. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.