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!
I’ve never had baked oatmeal before but It looks great! I’ll have to try it!