Here’s the Dirt…Baked Oatmeal

This recipe was sent to me by my friend, Laura Powell Johnson of Birmingham. Laura tells me it’s a healthy recipe that she and her husband love for breakfast. They had a similar baked oatmeal at a B&B in Seattle that they fell in love with.

Baked Oatmeal

3/4 cup sugar (half brown sugar/half splenda)
3 tbs. melted butter
2 1/2 cups milk (maybe even 3 cups)
2 tsp. baking powder
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, cherries)
1/2 cup chopped almonds or walnuts

Bake at 325 degrees in a baking dish sprayed with Pam. I like to use individual ramekins…will cook in 20 to 25 minutes. A bigger casserole dish will take longer…maybe 45 to 55 minutes. Just cook until the edges start to get golden brown and it is set in the middle. Leftovers are great re-heated in the microwave! Serve with fresh fruit and yogurt. Yum!

Laura says you can also add 1/2 cup applesauce or 1 apple grated.

Thanks for sharing Laura! Enjoy!

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