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Friday, March 20, 2009

Super Easy Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Loaf

Nothing says "I love you" like freshly baked goods in the morning.
This could be anything…bread, sticky buns, muffins... the list is endless. But who actually has the time to make this stuff?? I mean, between hitting the snooze button, dragging yourself out of bed, then running around getting ready, there cannot possibly be any time to do anything else, right?
Wrong!!! Nothing is easier than this delicious breakfast loaf. Since time is of the essence when preparing breakfast, whatever you choose needs to be simple, to the point, tasty, and filling. And I guarantee this recipe has it all.
Whether you make it in the morning, or the night before, this recipe is so easy on so many fronts. Check out this list of reasons why you should try this recipe for breakfast:
Easy Factor #1: You can definitely fit it into your schedule. If you make it in the morning:
  • Soak the oats while taking a shower- 15 minutes
  • Mix the batter - 5 minutes
  • Dump into a loaf pan and bake in the oven while dealing with hair, face, clothes, accessories- 25 minutes
  • Eat the warm loaf- as much or as little time as you want.
  • Think this is pushing it a little? Make it the night before and let it cool on a wire rack until morning. Then wake up and enjoy!
Easy Factor #2: The ingredients are already in most pantries.
Easy Factor #3: Substitutions are allowed. In case you don’t have all the ingredients in your pantry, keep in mind these substitutions:
  • No Whole Wheat Flour? Use all White/ All Purpose
  • No raisins? Use dried cranberries, cherries, apricots (cut into pieces), apple, or no fruit at all.
Easy Factor #4: You only need 2 bowls, 1 spatula for mixing, and 1 loaf pan, so cleaning up is also a breeze.
Easy Factor #5: Got leftovers from a few days before that are getting old and dry? All is not lost. Just slice it and throw it in the toaster! Just as good as it was yesterday!
Easy Factor #6: No complaints! Everyone will love this loaf plain, with butter, jam, or whatever other condiments you have.
Are you ready to try it?
Super Easy Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Loaf
Not too sweet, perfectly moist, and nutritious breakfast loaf
Makes 1 loaf
1 cup Quick Cooking Oats
1 cup Milk (I used skimmed)
1 Egg
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/8 cup White Sugar
1/2 cup Raisins
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
Preheat oven to 220C/425F.
Put the milk and oats into a bowl. Stir until oats are moist and leave to soak for about 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, add oil, vanilla, and egg to oat mixture and beat until combined and smooth.
In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (both flours, sugar, raisins, baking powder and salt).
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, and stir gently until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for about 25 minutes. You will know when the loaf is done when a skewer in center of loaf comes out clean. Enjoy warm or cool on a wire rack.


  1. What a disappointment! I baked this loaf to the letter, and it came out tasting like dough. Terrible. I wanted to throw it out but my dad wouldn't let me. He admitted it tasted like it wasn't baked through..had a "raw taste"...but it was baked. It just was not good.

  2. I am so so sorry to hear that you didn't like the loaf! It tasted fantastic to us and everyone else who tried it. I appreciate you writing and sharing your feedback

  3. Thanks for posting a great easy and healthy recipe!
    I substituted splenda for the sugar and applesuace for the vegtable oil and it was delicious!