My friend J brought this recipe to a playgroup years ago, and I was hooked. I was making it like crazy in CT. It is yummy warm, fresh out of the oven, and I like it cold out of the fridge. A batch does not last long in our house. Jakob devours it and I can't stop eating it once it is made. For some reason I haven't made it in ages. What was I thinking? ...it's healthy, nutritious, and delish...the perfect snack for my hungry little men. Today when I was definitely needing a good baking session and not sure what to bake, it popped into my head...BAKED OATMEAL! I knew I had all the simple ingredients and so it was a no-brainer.
It is a chewy, dense granola bar with no crunch...and I like to put LOTS of raisins in it too...yummy nature's candy! All the flavour of a bowl of granola!
recipe courtesy of Miss J
2 c Rolled Oats
1/2 tsp salt
1 c Skim Milk
1/2 c Applesauce
1/4 c Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder (just realized I didn't put this in today!! hmmmm and it still worked out!)
1 tsp Vanilla (I always put more!)
1 TB Cinnamon
3/4 cup Raisins
Combine ingredients. Bake in sprayed 8" square pan and bake at 350 deg. 35-45 min. Keeps well in refrig. Eat cold or warm. Great for quick breakfast and snacks. 6 servings
Here is Aiden having his first taste of Baked Oatmeal! I think he likes it!
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