Yummy Oatmeal Recipes!

I won't even comment about how long it has been since I last posted...ha. I had some friends request yummy warm breakfast options so I thought I would share a few. Here are some of our favorites...

This is a recipes my mother-in-law passed down to me...
Baked Oatmeal

1/2 Cup Oil (could be canola, olive or coconut)
3/4 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Cup Milk (we use almond)
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp. Baking Powder
3 Cups Oats (we use certified GF Oats)
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Add: 1/2 cup raising, chopped apples, bananas, nuts, or flax seed per your liking...

Directions: Beat together oil and sugar. Mix in eggs, milk, salt, baking powder and oatmeal. Beat well then stir in raisins, apples (etc). Pour into lightly greased pie pan or 8x8 pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon (or pour a little pure maple syrup on top).

You can refridgerate this overnight before cooking (this helps it set a little)...or you can cook it right away. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

Eat it warm with milk poured over the top...or let it cool and cut it into squares to enjoy on the road!

This is another favorite recipe of ours. I do not know where I got it from...I usually put the "author" on my recipe card but did not this time. Please forgive me if I have hijacked your recipe without giving credit...it was not my intention to do so!

GFDF Oatmeal Bars

1 1/3 Cups GF Oats
2 1/4 Cups All purpose GF Flour (We use Mama's Almond blend)
1 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 2/3 Cups Light brown sugar
2/3 Cup Oil
2 eggs
4 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
2 tsps vanilla extract (make sure it is GF...not all are)
2/3 Cups Raisins (or we use Craisins) soaked in warm water

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 9x 13 pan.
2. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl.
3. Combine wet ingredients in a separate med. bowl.
4. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix with a fork or wooden spoon until blended.
5. Drain raisins or craisins, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid.Add reserved liquid a little at a time until the batter is smooth.
6. Pour into baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
7. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares or bars.

We wrap these in saran wrap and freeze them individually. That way you can grab one and throw it in a lunch box. They are a very yummy and Josh approved!