Have you ever heard of baked oatmeal?
If you have, you are ahead of the game.
If you have and haven't tried it, you are a ....
How do I put this nicely?
Either way, you need to try this.
In a major way.
from Cooking for Seven.
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
3/4 - 1 cup maple syrup
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350*. Place the butter in a square (9x9 or 8x8-inch) baking dish and place in the oven to melt. Make sure to keep an eye on the butter, or it will burn!
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the oats, maple sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, eggs, and vanilla.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well, making sure all of the oats are moistened.
Remove the pan with the butter from the oven. Pour the oats mixture into the pan and stir, mixing until most of the butter in incorporated, but leaving some unmixed at the edges & bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon, if using.
Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden, about 30 minutes. Serve hot and enjoy!