I thought I never would find the cook book that had this recipe. Good thing I at least remembered it was an Amish recipe. I'd still be looking. I have several old Amish cook books that I just love. Those folks know how to cook. If this doesn't make you an oatmeal lover I give up. It reminds me of a warm oatmeal cookie. This has to set overnight so get organized. I'm making a batch in a minute and praying the power doesn't go out in this big storm we're suppose to get tonight. Your kids will be begging for this.
Amish Baked Oatmeal
1/3 cup butter
2 large eggs
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon nutmeg or cinnamon, or a little of both
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons milk
3 cups oatmeal, regular old-fashioned
1. Melt butter.
2. Grease a 1 1/2 quart baking dish and drop in eggs and beat.
3. Add brown sugar, baking powder, vanilla, nutmeg and/or cinnamon, and salt. Mix well. No lumps.
4. Whisk in butter and both measures of milk, then add oats.
5. Stir well and refrigerate overnight.
6. Bake uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 35-45 minutes, or until set in the middle.
7. Serve hot with warm milk poured over. (I use half and half or cream and don't heat it.)
COOK'S NOTE: I have been known to throw a big handful or raisins in the mix. Now we're talkin'.