How to Eat Oatmeal and Like It
I recently learned about baked oatmeal - and I'm hooked.
I WANT to like oatmeal, I really do, but it's just so slimy and goopy. John's so good about eating it, but I just can't seem to get into it. It's a texture thing. Which is why baked oatmeal is so good! It has a crispy top and warm soft inside - more like a cookie than goo. Like eating Christmas, to one blogger.
There are about a billion recipes online,and I've tried three of them (with variations, naturally). So here's what I've finally arrived at:
2 and 1/4 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup wheat germ (you could just use more oats here)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp vanilla
1 large apple chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
(Can prepare the night before) heat oven to 350, bake for 40 minutes. Put under broiler for the last two minutes if desired, serve with milk!
I'm feeling a little guilty about the sugar content and may try less next time, for L's sake. You could also toss in any of the stuff you might normally add to your oatmeal: nuts, bacon, blueberries - go for it!