Wake up to the familiar smell of fresh baked cookies with this simple Overnight Baked Oatmeal Cookie Casserole that easily feeds a crowd for breakfast or brunch! It's an easy make ahead breakfast.
This post is sponsored by Egg Farmers of Canada
Time is precious and quality moments are best enjoyed without being rushed. That’s always the case but during the holidays when life seems equally busy and relaxed. Most of us are heading out of town to visit with loved ones or getting ready to welcome those loved ones. So wherever you are, it’s important to make the most of your time together but also try to give back to those who aren’t quite as fortunate.
It’s astonishing to think that more than 1 million visits are made to food banks in Canada every single month and the usage by single person households to food banks is at an all-time high.
And that’s where this recipe idea of an Overnight Baked Oatmeal Cookie Casserole came from. It's a pretty simple dish to put together with pantry staples and/or food items that are usually readily found at food banks, like eggs! Canadian egg farmers donate over 1.4 million eggs to their local food banks every year. Providing fresh, nutritious eggs to their community throughout the year helps to alleviate hunger across Canada.
Easy Meal Prep With Overnight Baked Oatmeal
This dish also has the ability to waft through the house in the morning while everyone is getting ready for the day, and in terms of preparation, it can be made the night before to be popped into the oven in the morning. It’s great warm on its own or with a little maple syrup drizzled over. You can easily heat up the leftovers (if there are any) to be enjoyed later.
It has everything you need to start your day or power you through the afternoon…apples, bananas, raisins, oats, pecans, eggs, milk, brown sugar - all the things you want in an oatmeal cookie! It’s also very versatile so it works with whatever type of fruit is in the kitchen.
With the extra time you’ve saved by prepping breakfast ahead of time, we encourage everyone to use that time wisely with family, friends and by making meaningful contributions within your community, whatever shape they may take…donations of your time or food to your local food banks.
Share #YourRecipesThatGive with us on social media! And for lots more egg-cellent recipe inspiration, be sure to check out the recipes on the Egg Farmers of Canada site.
- 2 ripe bananas, chopped
- 3 cups apples, chopped (I used Ambrosia as they maintain their firmness when baking)
- 3 cups regular rolled oats (don't use quick oats for this recipe)
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups milk (I used 2% but use your preference)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup raisins
- ¾ cup pecans
- ¼ cup of butter, cubed
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Generously butter the inside of your baking dish (I used a 2.5-qt dish, 11"x7")
- Evenly spread the chopped bananas and apples in the baking dish
- In a large bowl, combine and mix together the oats, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and baking powder.
- Gently add the contents of the bowl over top the banana and apples
- In a large bowl, add the eggs, milk and vanilla and whisk together.
- Add the raisins and ½ cup of pecans into the egg mixture and stir slowly.
- Pour the egg mixture slowly into the baking dish.
- Add chopped butter and remaining pecans to the top
- Bake until browned and bubbling, about 40 to 45 minutes.
- Let stand 5 minutes and enjoy!
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