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.
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.