Friday, December 25, 2009

Baked Christmas Oatmeal

This might be a Christmas tradition. This was very, very yummy. Make it the night before, the first person who gets up in the morning puts in the oven (that was definitely Dad), and then serve it warm with cool whip and/or milk. Yum! Much better when it is cold outside, but can't you just see...sitting in your new pjs, holding a bowl of warm baked oatmeal in your hand, sipping on coffee. Ahhh, sweet!

I found this in a Christmas across the US cookbook a friend let me peruse at work. They make it here. So good. Glad I copied it.

2 cups oats
1 cup quick-cooking steel cut oats
1/2 cup light brown sugar (you could actually lower this if you wanted)
1/2 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup craisins
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 large granny smith apple (unpeeled), diced
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup milk
2 cups water (I will use all water next time)
1 cup ff vanilla yogurt
2 eggs
2 T unsalted butter, melted.

Mix all dry. Stir together vanilla through butter. Combine. Pour into greased 9x13 pan and cover, let sit overnight in fridge.
Turn on oven to 350 and take out oatmeal to come to room temp while oven is preheating. Uncover and bake for 50-60 minutes or until set.
Serves 12-14 (so you get many leftovers). I didn't warm mine up, poured a little milk over it, and topped with cool whip.

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