I don't know why I have never had baked oatmeal because I grew up eating oatmeal almost every morning. I have seen various recipes for this all over the internet, and I needed something new & easy to add to our breakfast menu, thus, it was time for "baked oatmeal." So for those of you, like me, who have never had baked oatmeal, it is like eating a crumbly, less sweet, oatmeal cookie. This is great with or without milk and of course can be made dairy/soy/nut free.
Baked Oatmealadapted from Our Best Bites
3 c. oats(gluten free & not quick-cooking)
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 c. Craisins, raisins, dried cherries, or other dried fruit(optional, we did it without)
1 c. milk(I used rice milk)
1/4 c. butter, melted
2 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and dried fruit. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the milk, butter, vanilla, and eggs. Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and stir to combine. Pour into a deep 9″ pie plate or an 8×8″ or 9×9″ baking dish. Bake for 40 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Serve immediately with a splash of warmed milk. Serves 8.