My kids love this recipe, but they are also happy with just plain 'ole oatmeal. I, however, can't eat that mushy stuff. So when I get a hankering for some oatmeal, this is the only way I can eat it (aside from oatmeal cookies). So it's a special treat for my kids when we have baked oatmeal for breakfast.
The consistency of this oatmeal isn't mushy like regular oatmeal, yet not as solid as an oatmeal cookie. (You can use either regular or quick oats for this recipe.) You can't really see the raisins too well in this photo, but they're in there!
3 cups oats
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins
6 Tbsp. unsweetened applesauce*
1/2 cup oil
1 cup "milk"
margarine (for greasing baking dish & optional topping)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 2-quart glass casserole dish with margarine.
In a bowl, stir together all dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and stir to combine. Transfer to the casserole dish and cover. Bake for approx. 35 minutes.
Serve warm, as is, or topped with margarine.
*Instead of applesauce, you can use another egg replacement (equal to 2 eggs).