Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Simple Baked Oatmeal (Healthy)

The BAKER family is quite the group of Bakers...imagine that?!

One of my dear sis-in-loves has started a page at Facebook for family members to share favorite recipes...especially those passed down from generations.

We have quite the collage of amazing dishes going on, and when I saw this easy oatmeal dish shared by a niece, Tobie, I knew it would be the first thing I tried.

I'm so glad I did too...this recipe has many options.  You can mix it up according to any special diets the family may have...

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gluten free oats, coconut or almond milk, coconut sugar or honey...
I also added chopped apple and raisins...omit if you want.

Mix it up - pour it in a square pan or pie plate, bake ahead and reheat for the next day..or two. 

It's delicious! Since we eat a lot of oatmeal dishes, I love having some ready to enjoy when I get up in the morning. 

This recipe is simple. Do hope you'll give it a try. You can even bake the dough in regular muffin pans...for bite sized breakfasts!

Thanks Tobie for sharing!


Preheat oven to 325 - grease deep pie plate or square baking dish; set aside. 
(If you prefer single servings, bake in 12 greased muffin tins).

In medium bowl combine:
2 c. quick cooking oatmeal
(I used old fashioned and let it soak up the milk for a few minutes before baking)
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

Mix together in large bowl:

1 c unsweetened coconut or almond milk (or regular milk)

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 c. (unsweetened) applesauce or unsweetened apple butter 

1/2 c. maple sugar or coconut sugar (or packed brown sugar)

(I used about 1/3 c. honey)

1 apple, peeled and chopped, optional
(or add a cup of berries)

1/2 c. raisins, optional

Combine both mixtures then pour into prepared dish.
Bake for 40 - 45 minutes. Serve warm with milk. 

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