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Baked Oatmeal, Snow day Comfort food

Groundhog day, 2011. Mom Nature handed out a good ole fashioned Wisconsin blizzard. One look outside and we were in for the day. And if the past was any indication, we would not see a snow plow until mid-afternoon…or later. A perfect day for warm comfort food…like baked oatmeal, which I had never had and wanted to try. So one internet search and voila, a simple recipe from a bed and breakfast. It sounded yummy.

Like my grandmother, I can not follow a recipe exactly like it’s written, so I added a few raisins and chopped walnuts. And it was truly yummy, almost like a giant oatmeal cookie as the innkeeper had noted. And even better the next day. The recipe, if you’re interested, follows. When I make it again, I’ll cut the brown sugar to 1/4 cup. The walnuts and raisins will stay though. Enjoy.

Baked Oatmeal

Innkeeper comments: “Guests say it’s ‘like a large baked oatmeal cookie with breakfast.'”

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix all ingredients together and pour into 13 x 9 inch buttered pan.

Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.

The innkeeper also likes to add dried fruits and nuts and pour into small ramekins for baking and serving individually.

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