Baked Oatmeal
 
Makes 8 to 10 servings
Ingredients
  • 5 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3¼ cups whole milk
  • 1 (11.5-ounce) jar pear preserves
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 pears, cored and diced
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Cinnamon-Pecan Topping (recipe follows)
  • Garnish: maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚. Spray a 13x9-inch baking pan with baking spray with flour.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.
  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together milk, preserves, melted butter, and eggs. Add to oat mixture, stirring until combined. Stir in pears and pecans. Spoon mixture into prepared pan.
  4. Cover with foil, and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with Cinnamon-Pecan Topping, and bake until center is set, about 15 minutes. Cut into squares to serve; drizzle with maple syrup, if desired.
Recipe by Victoria at https://www.victoriamag.com/baked-oatmeal-recipe/