Delicious oatmeal baked in the oven along with apples and cinnamon then cut into squares for an awesome grab and go breakfast that can be eaten hot or cold. This recipe originally posted December 2017.
I haven't had a lot of time to eat breakfast lately. I usually wait until J is asleep and then I run into the kitchen and grab something that's easy to eat, fast, and filling. Some days it's yogurt topped with granola and other days it's a bagel with cream cheese. While prepared foods are fine I've been missing my homemade breakfasts.
One of my favorite homemade breakfast items is baked oatmeal. I'm not a huge fan of regular oatmeal but I really like baked oatmeal. The texture is so much better than regular oatmeal and I like that I can pick it up with my hands and eat it. It's makes it a great breakfast that I can eat on the go or that I can pick up and eat while I'm chasing J around the house.
I've made many different types of baked oatmeal over the past few years. I've made berry oatmeal, pumpkin oatmeal, and blueberry oatmeal. This time around I made Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal because I had a bunch of apples sitting on my counter.
I made the base of the oatmeal the same as many of my recipes and then just added in the apples, some cinnamon, and pecans for crunch. It smelled like fall in my kitchen as this oatmeal was baking. When it came out of the oven I let it cool, cut it into 9 rectangles, and put it in a container in the refrigerator.
The great thing about this oatmeal is that I can make it Sunday night and eat it all week long for breakfast. I usually grab a square in the morning, put it in a container, and throw it in my book bag. If it's cold outside I can pop it in the microwave, put it on a paper towel, and then enjoy it in the car or at the table. The baked oatmeal is sweet, spiced, and really filling. It's the perfect on the go breakfast!
Pro Tips and Substitutions:
- Use your favorite type of nuts in this recipes. Almonds, walnuts, or pecans are my top choices when making baked oatmeal.
- Feel free to add in seeds like chia or flax for some added nutrition. A handful or two won't change the recipe in any way.
- Use a tart apple like Granny Smith if you want a sweet and tart oatmeal or go with Gala or golden delicious for a sweeter oatmeal.
- 3 c. oats
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅓ c. brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ½ c. milk
- ½ c. pecans, chopped
- 2 apples, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with baking spray and set aside.
- In a bowl combine the oats, baking powder, sea salt, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Set aside.
- In a large bowl combine the eggs, vanilla, and milk. Mix well.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Fold in the pecans and apples. Pour into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
- Cut in to 9 pieces and enjoy.
A Hezzi-D Original recipe
Nutrition Information:Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 384mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 4gSugar: 11gProtein: 7g