One of the “quick meals” our sims can make — if they have a microwave — is oatmeal. I’ve always liked oatmeal and had it often when I was growing up. Of course, it was cooked the “old-fashioned way” on the stove. I’d add a bit of sugar, pour on cold milk, and enjoy the delicious hot and cold tastes mingling together in my mouth.
It wasn’t until a few years ago that I learned another way to make oatmeal. Once I found this recipe for “baked oatmeal” it became an instant hit on my top recipes list. It’s almost like having a delicious, gigantic oatmeal cookie for breakfast, and would anybody turn down an oatmeal cookie? Not me, that’s for sure.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have. It’s not as quick as the “convenient” oatmeal packets for the microwave, but it’s still very easy to make — and it’s much, much, much more tasty.
Ingredients for Amish Baked Oatmeal
- 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Warm milk
- Fresh fruit and/or brown sugar, optional
Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Combine first eight ingredients and mix well. Spread mix evenly in a lightly-greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
Bake 25-30 minutes. Edges should be golden brown. Remove from oven and spoon into individual bowls. Add milk. Top cereal with fruit and/or brown sugar, if you wish. I’ve also added raisins before baking, but I prefer it without. Sometimes I’ll add chopped nuts, too.
Recipe serves 6.
This dish is a perfect addition to a Sunday morning breakfast or brunch. Enjoy!