Baked Oatmeal

I didn't grow up eating oatmeal and I was always somewhat skeptical of it because it looks like sloppy goop (although I did often eat Cream of Wheat, another form of sloppy breakfast goop, but that was familiar to me). Therefore, Whitney was going to have to win me over on oatmeal, and that she did with this baked apple cinnamon version. It is certainly sweet, but not overly so, and the tasty cinnamon apples helped me look past the peculiar texture of the oats (which were admittedly delicious). This is a welcome addition to our weekend breakfast rotation.

Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal from Simply Scratch blog
   Yield 2-4 servings | Prep Time 10 min | Cook Time 25-30 min | Total Time 40 min
1 medium-sized Apple, cored and diced {like Cortland, Jonathan or Rome}
1-1/3 cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
1/4 cup Golden Raisins (we used dried cranberries)
2 tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar, plus more for serving
1 tablespoons Melted Butter
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon Fresh Nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon Kosher Salt
2 cups Whole Milk

   Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
   Mix together the apple, oats, raisins, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir in the melted butter and pour the mixture into an oven safe dish. Pour the two cups of milk over top and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until most of the milk is absorbed. Sprinkle with a little extra cinnamon, drizzle with a little bit of milk and serve!

1 comment:

  1. I am with you Patrick, never cared much for oatmeal! It is healthy, though.