Looking back to my engagement, I think the recipe exchange was my favorite part of bridal showers. I loved getting to see what each friend brought as a tried-and-true family recipe that should be shared with a new couple starting off. Of course, some were okay, some were just weird, and some became instant favorites. This baked oatmeal quickly filled the latter. Amazing. We will eat it any time of day, and you just might see it on the dessert menu as well. Ingredients: 3 cups oatmeal 2/3-1 cup sucanat (or other sweetener) 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. salt 1 cup milk (I use almond or coconut) ½ cup melted butter (or other oil) 2 eggs, beaten Fruit, optional—I LOVE adding mashed bananas. Peaches also taste heavenly!
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Pour milk, eggs, and butter in and mix well. Spoon into a greased 9” pan. Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes.
It’s great warm out of the oven. You can add extra fruit, pour milk over it…yum.