I really, really love hot oatmeal especially on cold mornings. Not the flavored kind in little paper packets, but big bowls of creamy oats or baked oatmeal. It keeps me full for hours, and is hearty and delicious! Baked oatmeal is sort of my go-to alternative to overnight oatmeal in colder months (cold breakfasts on cold mornings just aren’t my thing!). I’ll often make a pan of it on Sunday and then we warm up bowls throughout the week!
To serve, I like to break up a slice in a bowl and add a little milk (or even cream!) on top. A little bowl of heaven with your morning coffee. This apple variety is SO delicious. Soft apples stud this cinnamon-y oatmeal, and if you wanted to take it up a notch you could even add some nuts to the mix (walnuts would probably work well).
Aside from chopping the apple and cracking the eggs, this is a “dump and stir” recipe making it a great option for kids to help make!
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups chopped apples
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and coat a 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick spray
- Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl
- Combine the wet ingredients in a medium bowl
- Add the wet to the dry, mix well, and fold in the chopped apple
- Pour the mixture in the prepared baking dish and spread evenly
- Bake about 30 minutes