Breakfast Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Squares

Breakfast Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Squares
I meant to post this recipe as another suggestion for a quick breakfast. These are very simple and easy to make, and rather pleasant to eat with a cup of tea or coffee for a quick breakfast or snack. I use Quaker old-fashioned rolled oats or generic equivalent.

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar or Sucanat (natural cane sugar)
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 medium apple, shredded or chopped
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 3/4 cup rice milk
  • 1/4 cup raisins
METHOD
  • Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
  • Prepare an 8 x 8 inch (20 x 20 cm) square pan with cooking spray or oil.
  • In a medium bowl, mix oatmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon, and shredded or chopped apple. Add rice milk and vanilla, mix thoroughly. Stir in raisins.
  • Transfer mixture to prepared pan, spread, and pat into pan.
  • Bake at 350F/180C degrees for approximately 30 minutes. Remove from oven, cut into squares in the pan, cool.
NOTES
Soy milk may be substituted for rice milk and blueberries may be substituted for raisins.

Variation: Fruit may be omitted from the oatmeal mixture. Spread half the oatmeal mixture in the pan, topped with a layer of fruit preserves or thick cooked fruit, and topped with the rest of the oatmeal mixture.