|Two helpers use vertical enhancement to reach the bowl.|
|Happy to mix!|
They also keep an eye on the oven to see when it is preheated. Once the oven's warmed up we put our pan in. Twenty-five minutes later we have a super-yummy breakfast that's almost, but not quite, a raisin oatmeal cookie. The twenty-five minutes is usually play time for Jacob, Lucy, and one adult while the other sets the table, cleans the dishes, makes tea, and maybe even fries up some bacon!
If you want to join in the fun, here is the recipe. I hope you have enthusiastic helpers, too!
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup pecans (chopped)
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 Fahrenheit or 190 Celsius.
Mix all the ingredients.
Pour into greased 9 by 13 inch cake pan.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Since we like it is so much, this recipe is a double batch. You can halve the ingredients and use an 8x8 pan for a smaller batch. Cooking time is about the same. The other thing we do is to measure out a second set of dry ingredients (up to and including pecans) and keep them in a gallon zip lock bag. Then next week's batch is even easier to make.