Sorry for the long break in between posts! Last week I was on a trip, and this week I have been recovering from the trip, and working on a new interest of mine...sewing aprons! (More to come about that)
So here I am again finally, with a recipe that has become a new tradition for my family. I make several batches of this baked oatmeal once or twice a month and freeze them. Then on Saturday nights, I take one out to thaw, and in the morning, pop it into my toaster oven. That way, we can take our showers and get ready for our Fellowship Meeting (church) and not have to worry about breakfast! When we're ready, it's ready!
There are several different variations of this recipe, so you can make it to your liking! I always make it simple, with bananas and cinnamon. It tastes just like a wonderful banana muffin! You can make it with apple sauce instead of mashed bananas, add nuts, raisins or chopped apples. The possibilities are endless, really! So here's the recipe, and you can take it and make it your own!
3 1/2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups milk
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup mashed bananas or applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
Optional: 1/2 cup walnuts, pecans, chopped apple, raisins, dates...or whatever you desire. :)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, and pour into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan. Bake at 375 for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the middle looks set.
It's simple, and oh so satisfying! Enjoy!