Thursday, February 01, 2007

Crispy Baked Oatmeal

My sister Becky shared this recipe with me, and I've edited it with a few alterations. It's the perfect comfort food for frosty, winter mornings, and it's very easy to make. It's a cross between granola and....dessert. (And because I offer information that no one needs to know, on the frosty, winter morning that I made it, I ate hearty helpings, and I was perfectly comforted.)

4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil (I don't use this much, though. See-- healthy!)
2/3 cup packed brown sugar (I cut back on this, too)
6 cups old-fashioned oats
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
generous splash of vanilla
1/3 cup flaked coconut (I don't use this anymore, for thriftiness)
1/3 cup raisins (usually we don't have these in the house anymore, either!)
Sometimes, 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used nearly a cup in this years-old picture, though. See-- unhealthy!)

In a medium bowl, combine eggs, oil, vanilla, and brown sugar. In a separate bowl, combine the oats, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add to the egg mixture, stirring just until moistened. Stir in the coconut, raisins, and chocolate chips, if you're making the dessert version.

Spoon into a greased jelly roll pan and bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring once. This must be served over homemade yogurt. (Not really, but that's how we eat  it, and I highly recommend it served so.)


Rebecca said...

I love this blog nearly as much as your other. You have the most wonderful recipes...

abigail said...

I'm usually too modest to self-promote, but my generoous heart prompts me to snare everyone I can in the net of belly-building.

Hopefully, you're caught.