Friday, November 28, 2008
~ Michaela Johnson
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/2 t. vanilla
2 c. milk
2 c. old fashioned oats
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. cinnamon
1 coarsely chopped, tart apple with skin (Rome, Granny Smith, Gala, or Empire)
1/2 c. dried fruit (raisins, cherries, cranberries)
1/2 c. coarsely chopped, unsalted nuts (pecans, walnuts, or almonds, but not peanuts)
In a 2-cup measuring cup, mix oil, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. Whip until well blended. Then fill measuring cup to the top (a full two cups) with milk and set aside.
In a large bowl mix oats, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon. Stir with fork, then add apple, dried fruit and nuts. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Stir, then pour entire mixture into greased baking dish. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.
In the morning, bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. May be doubled and baked for 40 minutes.
Notes: We use a 9x13 pan and always double the recipe.