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(recipe, Caroline Cummins)
This recipe (slightly adapted to make it palatable to the lactose intolerant) comes from the Greenlake Guesthouse, a bed-and-breakfast in Seattle, Washington. It's an easy way to feed a crowd oatmeal for breakfast.
- 3 cups rolled oats
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp. grated nutmeg
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup milk (almond, soy, or other non-dairy milk is fine)
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted, or 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil mixed with 1 cup applesauce
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter or oil a square baking dish (either 8 or 9 inches square is fine).
- Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Combine all the wet ingredients in a larger bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and mix together.
- Spread the mixture in the prepared baking dish and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until the oatmeal is browned on top and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Cut into wedges and serve warm, with milk or cream, raisins or dried cranberries, and chopped nuts. In summer, serve with fresh berries; in winter, try fresh pears or caramelized apples on top.
Variation: For a faster cooking time, use greased ramekins instead of a single baking dish and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes.