Thursday, April 14, 2011

Baked Oatmeal

This is my favorite kind of meal...easy, healthy, frugal, and delicious.  It also makes my house smell fabulous while it's baking.
The flavor is like that of an oatmeal cookie...sweet, but not overly sweet.  It is an extremely versatile recipe, and you can use all kinds of add-in's according to your taste.  Tonight I made it with Craisins.  We had it topped with vanilla yogurt and fresh strawberries, and scrambled eggs on the side.
A small family of 2-4 may want to halve this recipe and bake in a smaller pan.

Baked Oatmeal

3 c. quick cooking oats
2 eggs
1/2 c. applesauce
3/4 c. sugar
1 c. milk
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 c. fresh berries, dried fruit, diced apples, etc (optional)
yogurt, cream or milk

1.  In a large bowl, combine eggs, applesauce, sugar and milk.  Add in oatmeal, salt and baking powder until thoroughly combined.  Stir in any diced fruits.
2.  Pour batter into greased 9x13 pan.  Sprinkle the top with brown sugar and cinnamon.  Bake for 30 min at 350.  Serve warm, topped with yogurt, cream or milk.

source:  5 Dollar Dinners

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