I have a love/hate relationship with oatmeal. I love the flavor. I hate the texture of it as a porridge or how it's traditionally prepared. But I do love, love, love the flavor. I love it in cake. I love it in muffins. I love it in crisps. You get the picture :)
And then I started seeing recipes for baked oatmeal . . .and it looked like muffins. Hmmmm. This peaked my interest. I finally tried out a recipe and I LOVE THEM. The texture is like a spongy muffin - and I'm good with that. Super yummy, super moist, super delicious.
Baked Oatmeal To Go (Single Servings)
2 Cups Oatmeal (Quick-Cook or Old Fashioned Oats)
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips (or other "add-in" such as raisins, nuts etc . .whatever you like)
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 and 1/2 Cups Milk
1/2 Cup Applesauce
2 Tablespoons Butter or Margarine, Melted
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375° Fahrenheit. Prepare muffin tin with liners.
Step 2: In a large bowl, beat the egg and then add in the milk, applesauce and melted butter. Stir to combine.
Step 3: In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder. Stir to combine.
Step 4: Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. The will be very wet!
Step 5: Divide the mixture among the muffin tin liners. An ice cream scoop works well for this. Please note, each muffin liner will be nearly full to the top.
Step 6: Bake for 25-30 minutes or until slightly beginning to brown around the edges. These will not puff-up like a muffin or cupcake.
Let cool 10-15 minutes before eating. To store, place in air-tight container and keep in fridge.