Here, Donnajean shares her recipe for Baked Oatmeal--delicious on a chilly winter morning. Round out the menu with fresh fruit, muffins and croissants, and flavored coffee.
2 cups frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
1 (18-oz.) container regular oats
3 large eggs, beaten
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups water
1 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter
How to Make It
Toss 2 cups blueberries in 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, and spread evenly on bottom of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
Combine oats, next 9 ingredients, and remaining 1 Tbsp. lemon juice in a large bowl, stirring until well blended. Pour oat mixture evenly over blueberries.
Bake, covered, at 350° for 30 minutes; uncover and bake 20 more minutes or until golden brown and set.
Apple-Pecan Baked Oatmeal: Place 1/2 cup chopped pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until toasted, stirring once. Omit blueberries and lemon juice. Peel and chop 5 Granny Smith apples. Spread on bottom of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle toasted pecans over apples. Prepare oat mixture as directed, and pour evenly over apples and pecans. Bake as directed.