Friday, March 27, 2020

Amish baked oatmeal


Amish Baked Oatmeal 



This healthy family favorite can be made ahead of time and tastes similar to an oatmeal and cinnamon cookie. I generally take a minimalist approach, but the recipe is easy to personalize with the addition of raisins, nuts, etc. If you double the recipe, use a 9 × 13 baking dish, adding a few minutes to the cooking time as needed.

Ingredients
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups rolled oats (quick oats works fine too)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (preferably anything but skim)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or packed light-brown sugar


Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8 by 8-inch baking dish, set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together milk, eggs, maple syrup or brown sugar, butter, baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Mix in oats.
  4. Pour into prepared baking dish and spread evenly**.
  5. Bake in preheated oven 30 - 40 minutes until set.
  6. Let cool slightly then cut into squares and serve warm with fresh fruit, nuts, milk, a little cream or half and half, maple syrup or honey if desired. Enjoy  your cook!

Note:
Sweetener amount can be adjusted to taste, I recommend using at least 1/4 cup (mildly sweet) and no more than 3/4 cup (really sweet).