A question about a recipe: Baked Oatmeal

I have a question about the recipe "Baked Oatmeal" from chez danisse. I've noticed all baked oatmeal recipes call for a small amount of baking powder. Why is this? What does the baking powder do?

  • Posted by: melissav
  • February 26, 2011
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Recipe question for: Baked Oatmeal

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Hilarybee
Hilarybee February 26, 2011

Baking powder is a raising agent and will help to lighten the texture of a baked good. For the baked oatmeal, the baking powder prevents the end good from becoming too dense and heavy.

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Nora
Nora February 26, 2011

If you would entertain another baked oatmeal recipe, try this one. It's really good. From Penzey's: http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/recipes/r-penzeysbakedOatmeal.html

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chez danisse
chez danisse February 26, 2011

I'm with Hilarybee. I believe that covers it. Happy baking!

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ellenl
ellenl February 27, 2011

I saw somewhere instructions to simply put steel cut oatmeal in a ceramic baking dish/casserole that has a cover, add water to about 1 inch above the oatmeal, cover and bake 45 mins. at 400. The top becomes nice and crunchy and is delicious as is or with fruit, jam, yoghurt, etc. It is dense.

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melissav
melissav February 27, 2011

Thanks picklers.

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chez danisse
chez danisse August 15, 2011

Update -- I just made a batch and forgot to add the baking powder. I didn't like the texture as much as I do when I add baking powder.

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