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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Warm Breakfast for a Chilly Morning!

We don't know about you, but braving these freezing cold mornings is a little easier when your tummy is full of something warm and yummy. A Quince Cottage favorite is Baked Oatmeal. Like all our best-loved recipes, it's easy, "flexible", and delicious! And if you still need convincing, this one makes great leftovers too.

Baked Oatmeal © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet

Baked Oatmeal © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet


This amount would  make about 6 servings, depending on appetite. It can easily be doubled.

Combine the following in a large bowl
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
1/4 c white sugar
1/4 c brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup pecans
1/4 cup dried cherries
1/2 apple, peeled and chopped
Combine the following in a small bowl
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Now pour wet mixture into dry mixture, stir until blended. Pour into baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake at 350 degrees about 20-25 minutes (make sure it's cooked through since there's egg in there, but don't dry it out - when it's no longer jiggly and just starting to brown around the edges, it's done).

Remember earlier when we mentioned "flexible"? 

Don't have pecans? (Clearly you're not a Southerner). No worries, use walnuts. Prefer tart to sweet? Fine, replace dried cherries with cranberries (or whatever your dried favorite is, maybe blueberries or apricots, or a combo). You can substitute some maple syrup or honey as a sweetening agent, and almond milk instead of cow's milk. Make it your own!
Also. Leftovers. Yes! Cut the chilled, baked oatmeal into a slice and reheat in a frying pan slicked with a bit of butter. Drizzle with syrup. YUM.

Quince Cottage style is where rustic and opulent rub shoulders. Think gilded mirror against a weathered plank wall, and you'll know what we mean. 
We prefer our opulent a little beat up and our recipes 

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