This is a nice and easy way to serve oatmeal. It's very moist and tasty, even my children love to eat this one. Use other dried fruits for a different taste. This recipe comes from a local Toronto paper, yeeeeears ago.
- 2 1⁄4 cups quick-cooking oatmeal, uncooked (2 3/4 cups old-fashioned)
- 3⁄4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 3⁄4 cup raisins or 3⁄4 cup dried cranberries
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 3 1⁄3 cups skim milk
- 1⁄2 cup egg substitute or 2 -3 eggs, beaten
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, raisins, cinnamon and salt, mix well.
- In another bowl, combine milk, egg substitute, oil and vanilla and mix well.
- Add the dry and wet ingredients together and mix well.
- Pour into an 8"x8" greased baking dish and bake for 55-60 minutes or until centre is set and firm to the touch.
- Remove from oven and cool slightly.
- Serve with milk or yogurt and fruit.
Being fascinated with the wonderful ways to prepare oats, and the many flavors they render the taste was exactly what I was hoping for. However, because I love the contrast of sweet/salty in my oatmeal, I did adjust the recipe a little by adding a whole teaspoon of salt rather than just a half and blending in 3 tablespoons of soft margarine. Fantastic! This is a great base recipe for creating your own ideas in baking with oats.
I served this to house guests and it was a hit with everyone. Our guests are very interested in their nutrition, and this hit the spot there, also. Personally, I prefer it not quite so sweet, so will cut the sugar a little the next time I make it. Also, will throw in some trail mix for the fruit and nut mix. I'm glad to add this recipe to my collection.
I tried to reduce this down for one person, which didn't precisely work for the oatmeal part, but it was good with yogurt which I hadn't thought of doing before. :-)