3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 1/4 cups milk
1/4 cup orange juice concentrate (or orange juice)
1/3 cup dried cranberries (or substitute 1 cup chopped fresh cranberries)
2 Tablespoons whiskey (or orange juice)
1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (if desired)
** Note: I cut the recipe in half and baked in a 8x8 inch pan but used the original amount of cranberries and orange juice!! I wanted all the flavor i could get and half of 1/3 cup cranberries just didn't seem to be enough!!
In a small microwave safe container stir together the dried cranberries and whiskey or orange juice. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Set aside. (Skip this step if using fresh chopped cranberries).
Add the egg mixture to the oat mixture. Stir in combine.
Fold in the cranberries and nuts, if desired. ( i didn't have any walnuts to add but will def add next time!)
Pour into a lightly greased 9-inch square baking dish.
Bake at 350° for approximately 40 minutes.