Friday, April 10, 2009

Oatmeal Bake

If you bake it, they will eat it. Well, at least I'll eat it. I ran across this recipe for Oatmeal Bake in my attempts to find new things and discovered I rather liked it, it heats up well as leftovers for breakfast on morning you don't have time to make anything...and shhhh, it's healthy!

Oatmeal Bake:
(think of oatmeal in a more cakey format)
2 c oatmeal (plain ol' kind)
1 medium apple/pear chopped up
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2-3 tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg if it pleases you
1 c milk
1/2 c pumpkin puree, applesauce or plain/vanilla yougrt (or even 1 mashed banana)
1 egg beaten
Optional: craisins or raisins, pecans or walnuts chopped
Kashi Go Lean Crunch (or the Almond kind)

Topping: (I sometimes perfer to for-go the toppping)
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp sugar
1-2 Tbsp butter, softened
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1. Mix all the ingredients for the oatmeal bake together in large bowl, EXCEPT the Kashi; pour mixture into greased 9x9 baking dish and refrigerate overnight. Top with Kashi if you choose
2. After sitting overnight in fridge, bake in oven 325 degrees F for 30 min, sprinkle on topping (if you want) and bake another 10 min or so...

Remove and eat it, you can serve it with eggs and bacon for a full meal OR just by itself or put some fruit and yogurt on the side...

I personally like it. It's good, quick and easy and is very convenient for the busy mornings!

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