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Fruity Baked Oatmeal3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup packed brown sugar - 3/4 cup or to taste
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon - pumpkin pie spice + dash nutmeg
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted - could substitute unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup chopped, peeled tart apple
1/3 cup chopped fresh or frozen peaches - 2/3 cup canned peaches
1/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries - excluded (I'm the only blueberry fan)
Additional milk, optional - add a little sugar and spices, to taste
In a large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Combine the eggs, milk and butter, add to dry ingredients. Stir in the fruit.
Pour into an 8-in. square baking dish, coated with cooking spray. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 35-40 min. or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cut into squares. Serve with milk if desired.
EDITOR'S NOTE: If using frozen blueberries, do not thaw before adding to batter.
As for serving with milk - my grandma always made what she called "Milk Sauce" (it was really nothing more than sugared up milk with spices) to pour over cobblers, etc. This is a perfect recipe to use "Milk Sauce" with. Just be careful, the baked oatmeal is a little sweet if you use 1 cup of brown sugar. When making the oatmeal, I would start slow with the sugar and add more if need be. Enjoy!