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Oatmeal Clafoutis

This is another standard fare item for Easter Brunch.  Usually I mix all the dry ingredients together the night before so it's all ready to go the next day.  It's really different - sort of like a bowl of oatmeal with lots of good stuff mixed in but in a bar format.

Oatmeal Clafoutis (adapted from Chocolate & Zucchini)

2 1/4 c quick oats (2 3/4 c old fashioned)
2/3 c brown sugar
Dry ingredients ready to go
3/4 c raisins, currants, dried cranberries or a mixture of all
1 t cinnamon
1 t salt
1 pear peeled and sliced
1 apple peeled and sliced
1 banana sliced
3 1/3 c milk
2 eggs
1 t vanilla

Lightly grease a 13x9 pan. Combine dry ingredients. Spread in the 13x9 pan. In a bowl mix the milk, eggs and vanilla. Pour over dry ingredients. If you are using the old fashioned oats, you can refrigerate this for a few hours to allow the oats to plump).  Arrange apple, pear, and banana over the oats.  Bake 55-60 minutes at 350.  Cut into squares.

Before baking
You can just use apples or pears.  Sometimes the fruit sort of floats on top - don't worry they will settle in. The original recipe calls for sliced almonds - I'm not a huge nut fan so I omit them. This reheats great for breakfast later in the week.



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