Try this Rita recipe for breakfast or dessert


Baked oatmeal is the newest trend for breakfast, or really any meal.


1 cup oats, old fashioned or quick oats

1/2 cup chopped nuts

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

1 cup 2% milk

2 tablespoons butter or substitute, melted

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

Enough ripe banana slices to fill bottom of pan - 2 or 3 bananas

1 cup sliced berries


Preheat oven to 375. Spray a 2 quart baking pan. Mix together oats, half the nuts, baking powder and cinnamon. Whisk syrup, milk, butter, egg and vanilla. Layer bottom of pan with sliced bananas. Top with oat mixture and half the berries. Pour maple syrup mixture over. Top with rest of berries and nuts. Bake 30-40 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen:

Not sure if your pan is 2 quarts?

A 2 qt. pan  is 8x8x2” and holds 8 cups; a 3 qt. pan is 9x13” and holds 12 cups.

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