Have you ever wondered if you can use water instead of milk in baked oatmeal?
A reader recently mentioned to me that they had used water instead of milk in one of my baked oatmeal recipes.
I have made my baked oatmeal with coconut milk many times for my daughter who eats dairy free, but I had never thought to use just water in place of the milk.
Right now many of use are trying to stretch the ingredients that we have on hand. We are either trying to avoid going to the grocery store or we are trying to save money. For a lot of us it is probably a little bit of both.
I currently have milk, but I am trying to make it last as long as possible. When I made baked oatmeal earlier this week I decided to try the readers suggestion of using water in place of milk.
It was slightly less creamy and might have changed the taste just a little bit, but not enough for my family to really notice much of a difference.
If I have plenty of milk I will probably make the original versions, but using water is great for when I am low on milk or when I want to make a dairy free option.
Thank you so much to the reader who suggested I try water in place of milk!
I have only tried it with those two recipes, but I think it would probably work for my Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal, Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal, Raspberry Baked Oatmeal, Mounds Bar Baked Oatmeal, and any other of my baked oatmeal recipes.
If you are looking for ways to make your milk stretch, or need to eat dairy free, try using water in place of the milk in baked oatmeal
Now for some other baked oatmeal tips!
Can you freeze baked oatmeal?
Yes, baked oatmeal freezes great! I did a whole post several years ago on freezer baked oatmeal. I shared how I freeze it and lots of other baked oatmeal tips.
Can I use old fashioned oats in place of quick oats in baked oatmeal?
I prefer to use quick oats so most of my baked oatmeal recipes use quick oats, but regular old fashioned oats work too.
The texture is slightly different, but it works fine. I you only have old fashioned oats, or you prefer them, you can use them in place of the quick oats.
Can I make baked oatmeal ahead?
Yes, baked oatmeal is a great make ahead breakfast!
Baked oatmeal reheats well. When I make baked oatmeal I almost always make two pans so that we can eat it for several days.
Can baked oatmeal be made into muffin?
Yes, baked oatmeal can be cooking in a muffin pan. My banana oatmeal breakfast muffins are simply my banana baked oatmeal made in a muffin pan.
All you have to do is take your favorite baked oatmeal recipe, scoop it into a muffin pan, and bake for 15-18 minutes or until done.
Do you love baked oatmeal as much as my family does? What tips do you have for making baked oatmeal?