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Amish Baked Oats

From the kitchen of Michelle Hilleson

1½ cups old fashioned oatmeal (3 cups oatmeal)
½ cup sugar or ¼ cup brown sugar (3/4 cup brown sugar)
1/2 cup milk (1 cup + 2 tblsp. Milk)
¼ cup melted butter (1/3 cup butter)
1 egg, beat lightly (2 eggs)
1 tsp. Baking powder (1 tsp. Baking powder)
3/4 tsp. Salt (¾ tsp. Salt)
3/4 tsp. Vanilla extract (1 ½ tsp. Vanilla)

(parenthesis are amounts for recipe doubled)

Combine the ingredients; mix well. Spread evenly in a greased 9x13 in. baking pan.
Bake at 350, for 25-30 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
Immediately spoon into bowls and top with milk.

 *Terri's Notes:
-Hearty, healthy, great start for cold winter mornings!
-Part of what makes this fabulous is the 'roasting' of the grain and nuts, you smell and taste it.
-Do add dried fruit and nuts before or after baking, add cinnamon, nutmeg, or top with fresh fruit, chopped nuts, or coconut!  Mix almonds, cherries and almond extract; apples, walnuts and maple flavoring; make up your favorite flavor combinations.
-Can easily be refrigerated in serving bowls and reheated.

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