Michigan Baked Oatmeal

(4 servings)

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring
  • 1/2 cup almonds - sliced
  • 1 large apple - unpeeled and grated
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar - packed
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 3-quart dish or baking pan with cooking spray.

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Transfer to baking dish. Sprinkle top with additional almonds if desired.

Bake uncovered for 45 minutes. Serve hot.

Recipe Note:
You can make a variation on this recipe by not using the almond flavoring and cherries. Instead, add 1 Tablespoon of cinnamon, 1/2 cup of raisins and 1/3 cup of coarsely chopped peanuts.

There's no cherry like a Michigan cherry! This oatmeal will taste good with dried cherries from any state, but get them from Michigan if you can.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Mr Breakfast for this recipe.

Recipe number 1. Submitted 4/12/2002.