Here’s the thing. Two things actually:
1. Oatmeal is really good for you
2. I hate oatmeal
On a mission to somehow learn to like it, I have discovered the answer: BAKED oatmeal. This comes out as a cross between oatmeal cookie and some kind of oatmeal crisp topping. And it’s for breakfast, people!
I started out with two different recipes from Allrecipes.com and kind of picked what I liked from each and reduced the sugar a bit (still tastes plenty sweet); here’s my final result:
Beat into submission:
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
Add and mix:
- 1 cup milk – I use whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup Craisins, raisins or other dried fruit
Pour all this into a pie plate, baking dish or muffin tin — but whatever you use, grease it. This stuff is like glue on a pan otherwise (I heard).
Now mix together and sprinkle on top:
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
I baked this at 350 for about half an hour, then served warm with choices of butter, maple syrup, milk and extra cinnamon. This was SO good and so healthy! Score!