This hearty, yummy, almost cake-like breakfast food couldn't be simpler! It is more filling than regular oatmeal (because of the eggs, I think) and as a bonus for me living here, can be made with all local ingredients. I haven't priced it out, but I think the overall cost per serving is quite low. I was a bit skeptical when I first saw the ingredient list, but truly--this has none of the "porridge" quality of regular oatmeal and instead tastes more like a crumbly breakfast cake. Give it a try!
Prep time: 5 minutes. Bake time: 25-30 minutes at 350.
In a large bowl, mix:
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1/3 cup melted butter
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt (the recipe called for 3/4 tsp but I scaled it down just a bit)
1 tsp vanilla
Stir in 3 cups quick-cooking oatmeal and spread in a greased 9x13 pan. Top with 1 cup of your choice of chopped fruit and bake. Enjoy!
*I used blueberries, which were heavenly! But I imagine you could add anything...some raisins and a bit of cinnamon, sliced peaches, other berries, apples, even dried fruit, nuts, whatever you like.