One of my favorite ways to eat oatmeal is baked! This is an easy and delicious recipe that can be used for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Ingredients: Powdered milk (and water), oats (regular), brown sugar, cinnamon, oil, craisins, and nuts
Okay, so apples are not pantry items. You can make this dish without them. You can even leave out all the extras (nuts and craisins) and it would still be delicious. But I had the apples. And it is SO yummy with apples that I just couldn't resist. Please forgive me.
I think you can just mix the powder milk and the equivalent water into the ingredients separately, but I just went ahead and made it up, force of habit I think.
Mix all the ingredients together in an oven safe container.
It looks like two small apples will do it. Dehydrated apples would be swell here.
I would use regular oats here instead of quick cooking. I think quick cooking oats would turn mushy since this dish cooks for a while.
Add a dash of salt in there too and stir around until combined.
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes covered. You can use a dish with a lid or just use tin foil which is what I usually use. This makes 6-8 servings depending on who's eating it (kids vs. adults) and I don't usually use this big of a dish, but I was out of tin foil and needed a lid.
After 30 minutes, give it a stir and remove the cover. Let it cook another 30 minutes uncovered.
Fresh out of the oven! The smell is lovely.
Eat! It's delicious right out of the oven and also good warmed up later. You can also make it ahead of time (night before) by combining all the ingredients and covering with saran wrap and place in your fridge until you're ready to cook. Just leave out the nuts until right before you put it in the oven so they still have crunch.
4 cups milk (or 1-1/3 c. powdered milk and 3-3/4 c. water)
2-2/3 c. oats
1/3 c. brown sugar (or honey)
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tsp Cinnamon
2 small apples, chopped or 1 c. dehydrated apples (optional)
3/4 c. raisins or craisins (optional)
1/3 c. nuts (whatever kind you like) (also optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in an oven safe dish. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Stir. Uncover and bake for an additional 30 minutes. Enjoy!