Saturday, January 15, 2011

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal


Last year sometime my sister introduced me to baked oatmeal. I had never really heard of it but when I tried it I loved it. We're hot cereal eaters in this house, especially my girls, and they love it when I make oatmeal. So, it was no surprise that they loved this baked oatmeal when I first made it.

Sometimes I forget about the really delicious recipes that I have made because I have so many others that I'm waiting to try out. When I saw this recipe though, I knew it would be a keeper because it reminded me immediately of when I had made it before. After my daughter's first bite, she declared it yummy. The apple and cinnamon is really a perfect combination here and is nicely balanced. I like that it's not overly sweet and that I could still sprinkle a little brown sugar over each individual bowl. My younger daughter wasn't too fond of the bigger chunks of apple, so I think next time I will shred the apple.

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk (I used almond milk)
1/2 cup applesauce
1 egg
1 tsp.vanilla
1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and diced

Optional Toppings:
Brown Sugar
Raisins
Dried Cranberries
Chopped almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8 by 8 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.

In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, applesauce, egg and vanilla. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir until combined. Gently stir in diced apples. Pour oatmeal mixture into prepared pan.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until oatmeal is golden brown and set. Remove from oven and serve warm with milk and toppings, if desired.

Serves 4-6

Source: Adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod

Linked to...
Potluck Sunday @ Mommy's Kitchen
Seasonal Sunday @ Real Sustenance

2 comments:

  1. This sounds so delicious, almost like an apple crisp but even healthier.

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  2. This seriously sounds amazing! Sending it off to my friend that is obsessed with Baked Oatmeal!

    Thanks for sharing it at this weeks Seasonal Sunday. :)
    xoxo

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