"Oatmeal is a breakfast staple at our house," relates Lynne Van Wagenen from Salt Lake City, Utah. "It's a warm nutritious start to the day that keeps us going all morning. We used to buy the oatmeal mixes, but we think our homemade version is better! Feel free to substitute raisins or other dried fruit for the apples."
I like to prepare this baked oatmeal on weekend mornings when I have a little extra time," says Angela Higinbotham of Willis, California. "Even guests who typically don't like oatmeal fill their bowls with this hearty version, flavored with dried cranberries, brown sugar and cinnamon."
The microwave makes Loretta Kleinjan's warm and cozy treat a snap to whip up. "Adapt the ingredients to suit your taste," suggests the Volga, South Dakota reader. "Try it as a quick pick-me-up any time of day."
“This is a Christmas-morning tradition at my brother-in-law's. You could top with vanilla yogurt, milk, applesauce or maple syrup, but it's so warm and comforting on its own!”
Diane Bell - Manchester, New Hampshire
For a easy breakfast on a busy morning, this oatmeal is delicious. The brown sugar and cinnamon make this oatmeal sweet and it will disappear fast.—Cream of the West, Freida Robertson, Harlowton, Montana
"My mom often made us this warm and comforting breakfast when we were growing up," writes Anna Kenagy of Carlsbad, New Mexico. "Now I like to make this treat on busy mornings or when we have overnight guests."