Monday, February 22, 2010

Baked Oatmeal and Fruit


This oatmeal is so delicious it should be called cake! And indeed it does have a slightly cake-like texture. This recipe makes a full 9x13 pan. Making it a great hearty and healthy breakfast when you have company. I usually half the recipe in a 9x9 pan for our family. We just love it!

Baked Oatmeal and Fruit
(from Allison Smith)

o ¾ cup oil
o 1 ½ cups brown sugar
o 4 eggs, beaten
o 6 cups oats (old fashioned are better)
o 4 tsp. baking powder
o 2 tsp. salt
o 2 tsp. cinnamon
o 2 cups milk
o 2 apples, peeled and chopped
o 1 cup craisins
o ½ - 1 cup pecans

In a large bowl wisk together the oil, brown sugar and eggs. Add oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and milk mixing well. Then stir in apples, pecans, craisins, or whatever you want. (Try raisins, almonds, orange zest, pumpkin seeds, etc). Pour into lightly greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. Best served warm. I like to pour a little cream or milk on mine. Store leftovers in the fridge for 2-3 days.

2 comments:

  1. This was delicious. We needed something new for breakfast and this was great. I don't think it was too sweet. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes!

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  2. To make this healthier, if I have applesauce on hand, I'll use half applesauce half oil. I also dial back the sugar to 1 1/4 cups sometimes. And I swap one of the eggs out for 1T milled flax seed plus 3T water.

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