Welcome to my latest obsession - Baked Oatmeal!!
Whenever I try a recipe, I start with the exact recipe and then I tweak it later. This recipe is done in a 9x13 baking dish, but you can easily cut the amounts in half and bake in an 8x8 dish. Try the big one - you can always slice it and freeze the pieces and warm them up later. Here's my version of Baked Oatmeal. I made some changes from the original (added vanilla, removed some of the sugar, etc.)
Whisk the following together
1/2 C applesauce (I used one without high fructose corn syrup)
1/2 C granulated sugar
1 TBL vanilla
1 C milk
Mix in the following:
3 C quick cooking oats
1 tsp salt
1 TBL baking powder
2 C fruit (can be fresh or frozen)
Sprinkle on top: 2 TBL brown sugar and cinnamon (a couple tsp)
Bake 30 minutes in 350* oven
Enjoy in a bowl with milk, cream or yogurt.
Remaining oatmeal can be cut and wrapped and frozen for future quick breakfasts.
The batter is like brownies - but no oil and if you want it gluten-free, get gluten-free oatmeal.
Yum! Hope you like it and hope you like making lots of variations!