Shannon here: Amish romance author, Laura V. Hilton shares a recipe for Amish Baked Oatmeal plus winner’s choice of any of her books. E-book or print for U.S. E-book for international. Comment or answer the question on any post dated Oct 3 -6 to enter the drawing. Deadline: Oct 15th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Laura:
Amish Baked Oatmeal
This recipe was my Amish grandmother’s. She never measured, using a pinch of this and a pinch of that, so I played with it to get approximate measurements. It tastes like an oatmeal cookie. It stores well in the refrigerator and can be reheated in the microwave and served with milk. This has to sit overnight, so plan accordingly. It is well worth the wait, however!
- 1⁄3 cup butter
- 2 large eggs
- 3⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg or 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milt
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 3 cups oatmeal (regular or quick)
- Grease 1 1/2 quart baking dish and drop in eggs and beat well.
- Add brown sugar, baking powder, vanilla, nutmeg or cinnamon, and salt. Mix well, no lumps.
- Whisk in butter and both measures of milk, then add oats.
- Stir well, and refrigerate overnight.
- Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 35-45 min, or until set in the middle.
- Serve hot with warm milk poured over.
I like to sprinkle with fruit – usually bananas and walnuts – but other fruit works well too.
About Laura: Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.
Her publishing credits include he Amish of Seymour series , The Amish of Webster County series, her first Christmas novel, A White Christmas in Webster County, as well as the Amish of Jamesport series. Other credits include Swept Away from Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love series. Laura is contracted for another three book Amish series set in the Jamesport area, with the first book releasing in May 2016, followed by two more Amish books and a Christmas story releasing in Fall 2016, Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 respectively.
She has self-published a Christmas novella, Christmas Mittens.
Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a professional book reviewer and blogs for Putting on the New and Seriously Write. Learn more and connect:
About the book – The Amish Wanderer:
Bethany Weiss has been fascinated by Silas Beiler since he spent a couple of years in Jamesport, Missouri, before he and his family moved to another Amish community. They hadn’t kept in touch, but she hasn’t forgotten the friendly young man who brought her lemonade and took her home once from a Singing years ago. When she finds a man sleeping in her family’s barn, like Jesus sleeping in the hay, she is stunned to recognize Silas. He’s left the Amish and is backpacking across the country. She talks him into staying, at least until after Christmas.
Silas’ family has never been happy living in one area for long, and their vagabond ways are wearing on him. He’s lived in Amish communities all over the nation, moving whenever his daed became disgruntled with the leaders, and he’s looking for some sense of stability. His intentions are to make it back to Pennsylvania and stay with his Englisch onkle and his family—and pursue an education. Will Bethany be the one to bring Silas in from the cold? Or will he continue on his way to his extended family and become Englisch?
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Question for Readers: What is your favorite fruit to add to oatmeal or cereal?
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