One of my favorite things to make for breakfast is baked oatmeal. The kids call it 'Oatmeal Cake' and they beg for the leftovers after school. The great thing about it is you can refrigerate the mixture overnight and bake it in the morning or you can even bake it the night before and just re-heat the individual servings as needed. I have thought about freezing slices of it but there is never any left to try that with.
Well, friends, it's your lucky day. Because now you have the recipe.
1 cup applesauce (you can use oil instead)
1 cup sugar
6 cups oats
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups milk
(optional add-ins before baking: 1 diced apple, 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries)
Combine all ingredients and pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 375 for 35 minutes (or until lightly browned).
You can serve each slice 'as is' (perfect to eat on the way out the door!) or in a variety of other ways. Here are a few ideas:
-Pour some milk over it and enjoy
-Top with brown sugar and butter
-Whipped cream and fresh fruit make anything taste amazing!
-Dust the top with powdered sugar
There you have it. Cake for breakfast.