It’s already getting so freaking cold… Leaves are beginning to show their brilliant sunset of red, orange, and yellow and the wind is getting brighter, wailing their mystical sound beside my ear. I can barely believe how fast it’s all happening.
I both love it and hate it.
Like every other sane child, when I was younger my friend and I would sweep up all the dried leaves in the yard only to jump in them a thousand and more times only to sweep them up again. After we got bored of that, we would make nests out of them and pretend to live there -until on day we found a spider and never did it again. It was fun while it lasted 😀
But now instead of leaf fibers, I’m buried under paper fibers that are much less comforting and fun. These days, I spend my time snuggled underneath a fluffy comforter, studying and revising my homework. Life, now is not so amusing. It does go fast though 😉
Anyhow, in these busy days it’s really great just to settle down and eat a cookie. And of course, we should be able to eat cookies for breakie right? (answer is yes. just say yes)
So I did. It was amazing.
The first time I ate this was on a school field trip. Gosh that place had the best food, most of us even said that it was better than our mom’s cooking (I guess we didn’t realize nothing could be better than our mom’s cooking). Their specialty, the thing that everyone came back and talked about was their baked oatmeal. They would have a huge pan of it in the middle of the table and you would just go in and dig out a chunk, add some milk and brown sugar, and you were good to go. Good times, good times.
This oatmeal cookie baked oatmeal is super filling and soft. Mine (since it was for breakfast) didn’t really have much sugar at all -I sprinkled all of it on top. Trust me, it’s good. The edges + top are crispy, the rest is soft as a cloud. It’s basically an oatmeal cookie that’s good for you and you get to sprinkle a bunch of ridiculous toppings on the finished result. Who’s not up for that?
// This recipe basically can be altered to be any way you want. If you want it more crumbly, add in 1-2 tbsp less milk. Sweeter? Add in more brown sugar (I prefer to sprinkle mine on afterwards). You can make it themed by basically adding in any ratio of dried fruits you wish. So essentially, you don’t even need a recipe. But I’m gonna give you one anyways.
Preheat the oven to 375 F.
In a small ramekin, mix all the ingredients together.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.