We really like this baked oatmeal recipe. It’s simple and doesn’t contain loads of sugar and butter like other recipes. It’s nothing fancy at all but is a great starting point for experimenting with other additions: fruit, chocolate chips, coconut, etc.
½ cup applesauce or “pearsauce” (The same as applesauce but made from mashed pear.)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ¾ cups milk
2 ½ cups normal raw rolled oats (not instant, not quick-cooking, not steel-cut… just the standard rolled oats found in the “scoopable” section of Chinese supermarkets)
Directions and Notes:
1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.
2. Pour into a 9 x 13 pan or other similarly-sized baking dish.
3. Refrigerate overnight.
4. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45-50 minutes until baked and set in the center and golden brown on top. Serve warm. Top with milk or added sweetener (honey, etc.) if desired.