We were recently asked at The Good Cooking Store to name some typical Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, foods. Or course, with the recent controversy, we thought of Whoopie Pies (though Maine residents might contest that!), as well as Shoofly Pie.
But there’s also Baked Oatmeal. Yes, we just featured Peach Baked Oatmeal a few weeks ago, but it’s such a beloved dish here in Lancaster County that we couldn’t help sharing another recipe with you.
A Good Cooking Store staff member from Ohio didn’t know about this wonderful dish until her college roommate made it for her a few years ago. It turns out that we have this roommate’s mom’s recipe for Baked Oatmeal in our Fix-It and Enjoy-It Healthy Cookbook. And we just pieced all of this together one day recently. One of those sweet little connections that life brings to us now and then!
So, we thank Nessa Stoltzfus and her mother, Edwina Stoltzfus, for this comforting recipe. Make it for breakfast, or have it for dessert with a bit of fruit and milk.
Fix-It and Enjoy-It Healthy Cookbook
Makes 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Baking Time: 30 minutes
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
egg substitute equivalent to 2 eggs, or 4 egg whites
3 cups uncooked rolled oats
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup skim milk
1. In a good-sized bowl, stir together oil, applesauce, sugar, and eggs until well blended.
2. Add dry ingredients and milk. Mix well.
3. Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan generously with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon oatmeal mixture into pan. (Use an 8×8 square pan for a thicker portion.)
4. Bake uncovered at 350 for 30 minutes.
Tip: You can mix this in the evening and refrigerate it overnight. Just pop it in the oven first thing when you get up.
Calories 204, Kilojoules 854, Protein 8g., Carbohydrates 34g., Total Fat 4g., Saturated Fat 0.7g., Monosaturated Fat 1.9g., Polyunsaturated Fat 1.4g., Cholesterol 0.5mg., Sodium 105mg., Fiber 4g.