I woke up half an hour early, combined the two bowls, poured it all into the baking dish and enjoyed a quiet 25 minutes to myself with a hot cup of coffee.
I’m going to be honest, it wasn’t my absolute favorite. It was a little too wet, (I imagined more of a dry granola texture and this was more of a soft texture) and a lot too sweet. I first saw this recipe on Our Best Bites but realized they’d adapted it from All Recipes so I headed over there to see what they’d changed and realized, not much was different. Then I read over several of the reviews, knowing how I expected it to turn out, and I’ve adapted it for next time. I’m certain it’ll come out crispier, and much less sweet.
- 3 cups old fashioned oats (not quick-cooking)
- 1/3 c. brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 cup fruit (I used dried “mixed berries”. Blueberries, apples, raisins etc. would be tasty too.)
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
Preheat oven to 350.
1. In a large bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and fruit of choice.
2. In a smaller bowl, mix the milk, applesauce, vanilla, and eggs.
3. Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and stir to combine.
4. Pour into a 13x9 inch baking dish and spread out evenly. Bake for 40 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Serve immediately with a splash of warmed milk (optional). Serves 8.