Samoa Baked Oatmeal
Have you been enjoying any yummy Girl Scout Cookies lately? I know I have! Every year I buy a variety of cookies and they never seem to last very long at our house. I sometimes put them in the freezer so I won’t be tempted to grab one or two while I am in the kitchen, but sometimes they taste really good chilled and frozen, so that doesn’t really help me out at all. My favorite Girl Scout cookie is hands down, Samoas! I think I could eat half of the box myself. I am a little embarrassed to say that, but hey…it’s the truth. Actually, I am waiting for my Samoas to arrive, because I ordered late so to satisfy my craving for them, I baked a dish of some warm, Samoa inspired oatmeal!
This warm Samoa Baked Oatmeal is loaded with coconut, chocolate and of course caramel. While it doesn’t exactly taste like the actual Samoa cookie, it really has a great flavor, and let’s remember that this is still oatmeal folks It’s flavor kind of reminds me of those fabulous magic cookie bars and really could even be served as a dessert with maybe some vanilla ice cream on top?! This recipe takes only minutes to prepare and can even be made ahead of time. If you or someone you love really enjoys Samoas, bake a pan of this tasty oatmeal for them sometime soon!
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 cup 2 % milk or coconut milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup your favorite caramel topping, warmed
- 1/4 cup your favorite hot fudge topping, warmed
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients except for the caramel and hot fudge toppings.
- Lightly spray the inside of an 8 x 8 baking pan or 9 inch pie dish.
- Spread half of the oatmeal mixture into the baking dish evenly.
- Drizzle with half of the caramel topping and cover with the rest of the oatmeal mixture evenly.
- Drizzle the rest of the caramel and the hot fudge topping across the oatmeal and bake uncovered for 30 - 35 minutes or until the oatmeal looks set.
- Serve warm or at room temperature if you prefer, and if you are serving this for dessert consider topping with vanilla ice cream for a special treat.
- Serves 6.
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