Updated: Nov 7
Baked oatmeal is literally my saving grace- I make a big batch on Sunday or Monday and eat it throughout the week for breakfast with eggs or as a pre-workout snack. I just love getting a bit of sweetness along with the healthy complex carbs and fiber! For this reason, I recommend it to a lot of my clients as an easy make ahead breakfast that will both satisfy their sweet tooth and offer some nutritional value.
This breakfast idea is also really easy to change the variation- many of you loved my peanut butter and banana version I posted in the spring! The combination of the cinnamon and cloves with the sweet apple make it feel like a true fall dish that makes you want to cozy up under a blanket on a Saturday morning with a bowl of this and a nice warm cup of coffee. Add in the walnuts and raisins to top off that fall flavor profile as well as add some different textures to each bite.
Share this post with your friend who is always complaining they skip breakfast because they don't have time to make it in the morning- I promise they'll make time for this sweet dish!
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups diced apples (2-3 medium apples)
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup milk
2 T maple syrup
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 T raisins
2 T walnuts
1. Combine dry ingredients and mix thoroughly, set aside.
2. Add eggs to medium bowl and whisk.
3. Add the remainder of the wet ingredients. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
4. Pour mixture into an 8x8 greased baking dish and sprinkle on the raisins and nuts for toppings.
5. Cook in the oven at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes (depending on oven). Let cool and enjoy!