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amish baked oatmeal

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hello everyone,

this past weekend my fiance and i went to visit one of my oldest [and dearest] friends. while we were there we drank waaaaay too much coffee [i’m talking like a full pot to ourselves every day], went to the santa claus parade, laughed a lot, and ate so much good food. my friend is an amazing cook, she and her husband always like to experiment with so many new flavours [whereas i usually stick to more safe and familiar ground with my food] and it always seems to turn out amazing!

two of the mornings that we were there she made this amazing baked oatmeal, with pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries, and we ate it with yogurt and sweetened fruits on the side. it was delicious. so of course on my first morning being back at my house i decided that i needed to try making this. now i did have a few issues i ran into, first of all i accidentally grabbed baking soda rather than baking powder and had to try to get all the baking soda out of my oats, so be sure to read your recipe in detail and try to avoid my mistake haha, my next issue was that after beginning to make everything i realized that i did not have enough milk to finish the recipe so i gathered my resources and added a little bit of cream and a tiny bit of water to make up the little bit of milk i was missing. so basically i was just really excited to try and make this and did not look to make sure i had everything and did not read the recipe carefully as i was making it. but this was before my first cup of coffee so try to be a little gracious please.

when it comes to what you can add to your oatmeal the sky is your limit. my friend put pumpkin seeds and cranberries, i used nuts, sunflower seeds and cranberries, you could use fruit if you wanted, basically any flavour you think might go with oatmeal, go for it, try it out, put it in there. the original recipe that i followed was found here. but if you look at the recipe you can tell i changed a lot of things and i really made it my own [i basically just picked all my favourite flavours and added them]

if you guys try it comment below and let me know what you thought, and share your own variations of your amish baked oatmeal with me, i’d love to see what other flavour combinations i could try!

-Ally-May

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so here is my version of amish baked oatmeal:

 

amish baked oatmeal:

dry:
3 cups      – rolled oats
1 1/2 tsp. – baking powder
2 tsp.       – cinnamon
1/2 tsp.    – nutmeg
1/4 tsp.    – cloves
3/4 tsp.    – salt
1/2 cup     – lightly packed brown sugar

wet:
2 1/2 cups – milk
2                 – large eggs
2 tsp.        – vanilla
4 tbsp       – butter [i used margarine] melted

extras:
1/2 cup       – dried cranberries
1/4 cup       – sunflower seeds
1/4 cup       – pecans [crushed up]

directions:
– preheat oven to 325 degrees, fahrenheit
– grease a 8×12 inch baking dish, or casserole pan
– stir together oats, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl
– whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla in a small bowl
– combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients, and add melted butter
– stir in the extras
– pour mixture into baking dish
– place in preheated oven for 35 minutes or until oatmeal is set and not super jiggily

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