Lightly Sweetened Overnight Baked Oatmeal

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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.

Ingredients:

½ cup applesauce or “pearsauce” (The same as applesauce but made from mashed pear.)

3 eggs

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.

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