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Baked Oatmeal

September is National Breakfast Month. We’re a couple who enjoys oatmeal. As a matter of fact, most mornings I make The Furry Guy oatmeal with raisins and dried cranberries for breakfast. I’m up long before he is, so I make it and, when he’s ready, he heats it up and adds blueberries. That’s his preferred breakfast.

Every once in awhile, especially as the weather cools, I make baked oatmeal. He calls it oatmeal cookie breakfast. It’s a recipe I adapted from one I got years ago. It’s changed enough that it bears little resemblance to the original recipe. I hope you enjoy it.

May your week ahead be filled with sunshine.

Rae’s Baked OatmealRae of Sunshine logo

½ c vegetable oil
½ c raw sugar or maple syrup*
2 eggs
¾ t baking powder
½ t freshly grated nutmeg**
½ t cinnamon
½ t salt
1⅛ c milk (reduce to 1 c if using maple syrup)
3 c quick oats (Do not use instant oatmeal.)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8" or 9" square pan or Everyday RockCrok

Beat oil and sugar until thoroughly mixed. Add eggs; mix thoroughly. Add remaining ingredients, mixing well after each one. Pour into pan. Bake until firm-approximately 1 hour.

*You may use regular granulated white sugar, but it won’t taste as good.

**Freshly grated nutmeg bears little resemblance to the ground nutmeg you can buy. Yes, you can substitute that in this recipe, but you really shouldn't.

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Rea Bates is an Independent Consultant with the Pampered Chef. You can see her Facebook Page by clicking HERE. Her column appears each Sunday in Peru Indiana Today.