Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
3 days left until Christmas, we better pack them with holiday festivities! Over-the-top Christmas sweaters, trips to Santa at the mall, baking for the neighbors, wrapping presents, watching The Santa Clause, last minute gift shopping, skinny peppermint mocha lattes, ice skating, lots and lots of Christmas tunes on the radio, and beautiful Christmas cards in the mail. Have I got you in the spirit yet?!
I’ve got a festive breakfast for you! Baked oatmeal is like eating a warm cookie for breakfast. Its sweet and cinnamony and perfect in a bowl with milk. Our house smelled delicious this morning when this apple and cinnamon-loaded dish was in the oven.
It’s also got dried cranberries and almond slivers (leftover from our awesome salad yesterday) for some crunch and color. This morning started with some errands, and by 9:30 we were starving. This oatmeal was perfect for 2 people!
Lots of baked oatmeal recipes include vegetable oil, melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar. All unnecessary ingredients! I’ve made several baked oatmeal with none of the above, all delicious and sweet on their own. All the more flavor from the fruit and spice when you take the junk out!
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal:
1 1/4 cup oats
1 Tbs Cinnamon
1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup skim milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 Tbs Vanilla Extract
1 Tsp Honey
3 Tbs dried cranberries
1/2 apple, diced
1/4 cup almond slivers
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13″ dish with non-stick spray
- Combine all ingredients in the order listed; spread out in dish.
- Top with almond slivers and additional cinnamon
- Bake for 25 minutes
- Serve warm; pour milk over if desired.
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