Monday, January 21, 2008

Baked Oatmeal

3 c. rolled oats
1 c. raisins
1/4 c. granulated sugar
2 t. baking powder
1 3/4 t. cinnamon, divided
3/4 t. salt
1/2 c. applesauce
1/2 c. plain yogurt
1/2 c. whole milk
1/4 c. canola oil
2 large eggs
2 t. pure vanilla extract
2 T. backed light brown sugar

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack in middle. Lightly oil an 8-inch square glass baking dish.

-Stir together oats, raisins, granulated sugar, baking powder, 1 1/2 t. cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.

-Whisk together applesauce, yogurt, milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla in another bowl until smooth. Stir into oat mixture, then pour oatmeal into baking dish.

-Stir together brown sugar with remaining 1/4 t. cinnamon and sprinkle over oatmeal, then bake until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, 30-40 minutes, then cut into squares.

Recipe Note: Baked oatmeal can be made one day ahead and chilled, covered. Blot any excess water from surface, then reheat in a preheated 325 degree oven, covered with foil, until heated through, about 15 minutes.

My notes: I hate raisins so I eliminated them from the recipe. Also, I didn't have any applesauce to I left that out, too, and I didn't have any yogurt so I substituted with sour cream. Instead of canola oil I used vegetable.

Verdict even with the substitutions: Delicious.

Serves 6-9

Source: Gourmet Magazine, December 2007