The holiday’s are fast approaching and most of us will either be visiting family or family will be visiting you. If it’s the latter, you will want a fast and easy breakfast to put together for your crowd.
This baked oatmeal is just the thing. If you aren’t a huge fan of oatmeal, I think you might like this. It does not taste like your typical bowl of flavorless oatmeal. It takes only minutes to put together and the combination of oatmeal, cinnamon, apples and raisin’s makes it taste amazing.
On a side note: I don’t do this sort of thing but in light of the recent events surrounding my beloved Penn State, I feel compelled to post this. I am truly sad and heartbroken about the abuse and cover-up of the sex-abuse allegations. I believe we need to keep remembering the victims in all of this and I am proud to see a movement by Penn State alumni to raise money for abuse victims. I am providing a link to the organization of RAINN which provides help to sexual abuse victims. If you want to donate, please do. If not, that’s ok too. Please keep all victims in your prayers. Thank you.
Baked Apple Cinnamon and Rasin Oatmeal:
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1.25 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. cloves
- 1/8 tsp. ginger
- a couple grates of whole nutmeg or 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 cup Tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 cup milk (I used skim)
- 1 large egg
- 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1/2 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease or spray a 2-quart casserole dish with either butter or cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, toss together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, milk, egg, the melted butter, and the vanilla.
- Place the diced apples in a single layer in the bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle about two-thirds of the raisins over the top of the apples, then cover the fruit with the oat mixture. Drizzle the milk mixture over the oats, making sure to distribute the milk as evenly as possible. Sprinkle the remaining raisins over the top of the oats. Bake the oatmeal for 35-45 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the oats have set.
- Remove the oatmeal from the oven and serve hot with more maple syrup.