Baked Oatmeal with Raisins

Have you ever read the Bert & Ernie book, “Don’t Forget The Oatmeal?”  It’s a story of how Bert doesn’t want to forget to buy oatmeal when he goes to the grocery store, but after numerous distractions, he does just that.  He got home without the one thing he really needed to get.  Have you ever done that?  It makes me laugh, because I feel like I do this too often myself.  Well, thankfully this time, I didn’t forget the oatmeal!  I love how many different ways oatmeal can be made and how filling it is.  It is a great way to start your day!  This recipe became a quick favorite, from Cooking Light’s October 2003 magazine (adapted using egg replacer and taking out the nuts). 

 2 c uncooked quick-cooking Gluten Free oats
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1/3 c raisins  (or you could try other dried fruits or even chocolate chips might be yummy!)
1 t baking powder

1 1/2 c milk
1/2 c applesauce
2 T butter, melted
1 large egg, beaten (we use Ener-G Egg Replacer or 1 T flax meal whisked with 3 T warm water)

1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Coat 8 x 8 pan with cooking spray. 
2.  Combine top ingredients in a medium bowl.  In seperate bowl, combine wet ingredients.  Then add wet to dry ingredients and stir well.  Pour into pan. 
3.  Bake 25 minutes.

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