Save yourself making oatmeal in the morning – with this simple recipe, you’ll have a whole pan made up that will last most of the week. Just reheat individual portions and top with your favourite flavour of yogurt or add milk!

Makes one 8” x 8” pan

The night before:

In a medium bowl, mix together:

  • 2 cups old-fashioned large flake oats
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup, honey or brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • pinch salt

Cover and refrigerate overnight.

The next morning, preheat the oven to 375°F.

Grease an 8” x 8” pan.

To the bowl of oats, add:

  • 3 eggs, beaten with a fork
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Transfer to the prepared pan and toss over:

  • 1 cup saskatoon berries or blueberries
  • ½ cup sliced almonds

Bake for 35 minutes.

Apple variation: Omit the berries and instead stir in 1 chopped peeled apple and ½ cup of your favourite nut into the oat mixture. Bake as directed.