Mmmmm, I was giving this recipe by a friend and love it!
It makes a big batch and stores well in the fridge.
If you aren't an oatmeal lover now, you soon will be.
The thing I like about this recipe is it's different every time you make it. My favorite combo is coconut with dried cherries and cranberries... easy to please everyone!
3/4 cup oil (I've tried the applesauce substitute, it works ok, makes the texture cake-like, instead of granola-ish.)
1 t. vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
4 cups quick-cooking oats
2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1 cup milk
2 apples, cored and chopped (leave the skins on)
1 cup each of whatever you like: (you can add it all, or just a few)
raisins, coconut, dried fruit (cranberries, cherries, blueberries, apricot, banana, pineapple), walnuts/pecans, sunflower seeds...
the possibilities are endless!
Mix oil, sugar, vanilla, and eggs. Beat until yellow and glossy. Add remaining ingredients except fruit.
After mixed stir in apples and all the extras.
Spread on a greased 9x13 cookie sheet and bake at 400 for 30-45 minutes depending on how "crunchy" you like it. (I do about 42 min).
Serve warm or cold with milk, eat dry as a snack, however you like!