Umm . . . no, but it's really good baked oatmeal!
My good friend, Linda, in upper New York State sent me a recipe for a baked oatmeal to try. Sounded great to me so I made it last Thursday morning.
I've tried a few baked oatmeal dishes in the past, but this one is the far-and-away winner. Even Papa Pea, who is not overly fond of any oatmeal dish, gobbled up a second helping. (That is after he got over his disappointment thinking it was apple crisp.)
Some of you may have extra time these mornings so if you want to give it a try, here's the recipe Linda shared with me.
2 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup raisins or other chopped dried fruit
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
Combine the above in a medium bowl.
1 cup milk
1/2 cup applesauce
2 tablespoons oil
1 beaten egg
Combine above in another bowl. Add to oat mixture; stir well. Pour into a greased 8 x 8" baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Serve warm with milk.
MY NOTES: Instead of raisins, I chose to put in a combination of dried apricots and sour cherries, about a total of 3/4 of a cup. I used melted butter instead of oil.
If a breakfast recipe like this appeals to you, it's well worth a try. It has found a permanent place in my recipe box. Yum. And thanks, Linda!