This is such a simple and delicious way to prepare oatmeal! And finally an oatmeal that's not just mush. The whole family will love this! You can also prep the night before and bake the following morning (chill overnight then remove and let it rest at room temp while the oven preheats).
Ready in: 45minutes
1 1/2cupsmilk(preferably anything but skim)
1/2cupmaple syrup or packed light-brown sugar*
1 1/2tspbaking powder
1 1/2tspvanilla extract
3cupsrolled oats(quick oats works fine too)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8 by 8-inch baking dish, set aside.
In a large mixing bowl whisk together milk, eggs, maple syrup or brown sugar, butter, baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
Mix in oats.
Pour into prepared baking dish and spread evenly**.
Bake in preheated oven 30 - 40 minutes until set.
Let cool slightly then cut into squares and serve warm with fresh fruit, nuts, milk, a little cream or half and half, maple syrup or honey if desired.
*Sweetener amount can be adjusted to taste, I recommend using at least 1/4 cup (mildly sweet) and no more than 3/4 cup (really sweet).
**Oatmeal mixture can be refrigerated overnight if desired, then remove from fridge and let rest at room temperature 20 minutes while oven preheats and bake as directed.