It's Crazy Monday Recipe day! We're having Amish Baked Oatmeal with a few slight variations thrown in.
Oh, you're going to hate me, throw pillows at me. I'm posting the recipe now, but I'll have to post the pictures later because every time I've made this, I've forgotten to take pics. So, rather than put it off any longer, and because it's so cold out, and this is so yummy on a cold day, I'm posting the recipe. Pics later today. Promise.
What's that? Where's Love's Gamble, ch 6? Uhmm...funny thing...I'm still working on it. Really. I'll keep you updated because I got very excited about the plot of the whole story and was tweaking it, had planned on getting the chapter done, but then things flip-flopped during the holidays. So, I'll have it to you sooooooon...promise!
Now, for this yummy recipe. This is one of Lil Tiger's favorite breakfasts, especially good on a chilly winter day. I'll make him some this morning and get the pics up by afternoon.
To make this into crunchy granola, just pull the pan out of the oven, scrape/stir around the oats and re-spread evenly in pan, then put back into the oven for another 10 min, then repeat until you have the desired crunchiness--viola! Crunchy Spiced Amish Oatmeal Granola. (If I were making this for myself, I'd add crushed pecans to it--but the crazy men in my family don't like nuts in their food--hmmph!)
Spiced Amish Baked Oatmeal
from the kitchen of one of my dearest friends, Julie--but I've modified it slightly by adding brown sugar and spices.
Grease a cookie sheet. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake 25-30 minutes.
To make this into crunchy granola, just pull the pan out of the oven, scrape/stir around the oats and re-spread evenly in pan, then put back into the oven for another 10 min, then repeat until you have the desired crunchiness
3 c. quick-cooking oats
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1 c. milk
1/2 c. butter, melted (unsalted)
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon (or to taste)
1 tsp nutmeg (or to taste, honestly, I can't remember if it's 1/2 tsp or 1 tsp, so use what you'd like)
Combine all ingredients.
Spread evenly on a greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees 25-30 min., until edges are golden brown.
Scrape pan and re-spread spiced oats &
bake at additional 10 minute intervals
if you want to crisp to a granola.
Spoon immediately into bowls.
Top with warm milk, fresh fruit
(if you don't add spices, but maybe
you'd like fresh fruit with the spices too
--hey, it's your bowl, LOL. Enjoy!)
Leftovers reheat well in the microwave or toaster oven.
Cozy up and enjoy!
What about you?
What's your favorite cozy comfort breakfast food?