I was talking to a friend the other night and strangely enough the subject of Oatmeal came up. Greg lives in Lancaster County, PA and told me that Baked Oatmeal is quite popular in that part of the country. It was a chilly, rainy morning today so I thought I’d create my own version of Baked Oatmeal, with spices, dried fruit and nuts. It was absolutely scrumptious! Nice chewy oats, flavored with brown sugar, cinnamon and allspice, with a lovely custard like texture from being baked with a mixture of eggs and milk. I used raisins and chopped dried apples but you can use any dried fruit you like. Today, I added chopped walnuts but pecans or hazelnuts would be wonderful too. So, let’s get started!
This is what we’ll need.