I decided to start this blog a week before my thesis was due so there hasn’t been a lot of time for cooking. But I was so excited, I wanted to make something, so I decided to try this recipe because it’s so delicious and easy. So last weekend I went to New York to work on my thesis and turn it in. (YAY!) I decided to make this recipe because it would be warm, delicious, and great brain food. Also it’s a dish I could eat every meal for two days.
In general, I really don’t like oatmeal. It’s lumpy and has a weird texture. The first time my future mother-in-law made it I was nervous because, as I said, I don’t like oatmeal. But this recipe is delicious! Baked it becomes a like a bready/cake and its filling and wonderful. Also making it feels like preparing a fancy weekend breakfast – but it’s so fast to make it could be made any time.
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar (use up to 1 cup if you like it sweeter)
2 eggs, beaten
3 cups quick oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
Blueberries (optional, I used a whole carton)
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease an 8×8 pan. Mix together the oil, sugar, and eggs. Then add the oatmeal, baking powder, salt, milk, and blueberries. Stir all ingredients until well mixed. Put the mixture into the pan. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes
I love this recipe with blueberries because they get warm and gooey. My mother-in-law also recommends sweet potatoes or canned pumpkin. I think this would be good with anything that you’d put in a pie, like chocolate chips, strawberries, apples and cinnamon, or brown sugar on top to make a crunchy sweet coating. Just have fun with it!