Years ago, I used to love going to visit my friend Karen and her family. I even spent the night there occasionally. Once dish I learned to love during those visits was something her Mom would serve for breakfast sometimes--Baked Oatmeal.
I still love it and fix it for my family.
Mix: 1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar (or less if you prefer)
Add: 3 cups quick oats
1 cup milk
2/3 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
1 cup raisins (optional)
Bake at 350 degrees in a 9 by 9 pan. Cut in pieces and serve with milk as a breakfast dish.
That was the way I received the recipe from my friend's mother, Darlene. I make my own tweaks to it when I fix it. First, I need to double the recipe for our family of 7, and even that is almost not enough! I typically always lessen the sugar, I sub Rice Milk or even water for the "Milk" and we like a few pecans thrown in yet for good measure! For sides, a bowl of mixed fruit, and some bacon or sausage round out the meal nicely.
Do you have a "Baked Oatmeal" recipe to share? Link it up in the comments if you do!