baked oatmeal

On cold snowy Saturday mornings, baked oatmeal is one of our favorite ways to start the day.  I make it many different ways to fit the season, the day, and what I have on hand.  But no matter how I make it, we love it.  It's warm and comforting and delicious.  This specific recipe is from my dear Auntie Laura (tweaked just a bit to match our tastes), which makes it extra special. 


Baked Oatmeal

2 eggs beaten

1 cup milk

1/2 cup coconut oil (or any oil/butter or applesauce)

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

3 cups oatmeal

spices/extracts (cinnamon, cloves, ginger, almond, vanilla, etc.)--be creative!!

fruit (raisins, apples, cranberries, strawberries, bananas, etc.)--be creative!!

**The picture above includes about 1/2 cup of chopped apples, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, a dash of cloves and a dash of ground ginger.

Mix all ingredients, except oatmeal and fruit, until well mixed.  Add in oatmeal.  Add in fruit.  Put oatmeal in a greased 8x12 greased pan.  Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.  Let cool for a few minutes and serve with a little milk or cream.