my friend's post on baked oatmeal, I knew we needed to try it out (everything I've tried from her has been delicious), but I wasn't sure what to expect. Baked oatmeal? Whoa - this stuff is good! The consistency is unique - a bit fluffy, which is a strange description for oatmeal. But we all loved it! My family of four usually eats 2 cups of oatmeal for breakfast, but today we devoured three. It was a bit too sweet for my taste, so I'll reduce the sugar to 1/4 cup next time.
3/4 cup sugar (too sweet for me)
1 cup milk
1/3 cup melted butter
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups quick-cooking oats (I used old-fashioned oats and they worked great)
1 cup fresh fruit
In a large bowl, mix eggs, sugar, milk, butter, baking powder, salt and vanilla.
Stir in 3 cups oats and spread in a greased 9x13 pan.
Top with 1 cup of your choice of chopped fruit and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
I went with my friend's favorite and used a chopped apple tossed in 2 tsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon. She also suggested cinnamon coated bananas - yum! And a comment made mention of bananas and chocolate chips on top. Now there's a real breakfast treat!