Tuesday, November 13, 2012

~Baked Oatmeal~

I've had this on my list to try for months.  A work friend gave it to me, and now that the weather is cold  it seems like the timing is right!  It's pretty filling... and although barely, it IS road-worthy.  I'm a fan of anything I can carry with me out the door because I have never, ever been a fan of mornings.

Since there are only two us, I froze a few pieces for later, and wrapped the others so they were ready to take on the road.   Pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds, wrap in foil and run!

You can easily customize the recipe below with different fruit, nuts, flax seed, maybe a little peanut butter....mmmmm... My gluten free friends can partake too.

You'll need:

1 cup canola oil
1 cup pure maple syrup (try splurging on one that isn't full of chemicals :)..)
½ cup brown sugar
4 eggs, beaten
6 cups gluten free rolled oats
1 cup of gluten free, all purpose flour mix
1 tsp gluten free baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups almond milk
2 tsp vanilla
1-2 cups Cranberries, blueberries, or raisins
1-2 cups of pecan pieces (walnuts or almond pieces)

Heat Oven 350
Grease a 9x13 pan
Mix together oil, sugars and eggs.
Add oats, flour, baking powder, salt, milk, vanilla.
Fold in fruit/nuts.
Bake 30-35 minutes.

P.S.  Of course you can use regular rolled oats, flour and milk if you'd prefer.  I haven't used cow's milk in a year and a half!

P.P.S  Does anyone think I actually ate that small of a piece?

1 comment:

  1. I've been wanting to try a baked oatmeal recipe for awhile now. All your recipes are inspiring me!