Saturday, August 13, 2011
When my wife was in high school she went on a couple summer-long missions trips overseas. At their "base camp" where they trained, they often had baked oatmeal for breakfast. A few years ago she was able to track down the recipe. It has become a family favorite (we call it Baked Granola as it tends to be a more kid-enticing name than Baked Oatmeal). Often we'll make it for a dessert with friends and have the leftovers for breakfast (but we'll often just make it for breakfast as well).
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
3 c. oatmeal
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 c. milk
1 tsp vanilla (optional)
Mix oil, sugar and eggs. Add other ingredients and mix.
Bake in a 9x13 pan at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Sprinkle with cinnamon on top if desired.
We often double the recipe (it still fits in a 9x13 pan).
You can lessen the sugar amounts and it still tastes delicious.
I frequently mix in cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamon into the mixture.
Sometimes we top it with fresh fruit and a little ice cream. Otherwise we eat it with just some milk poured over top. It's also delicious plain.