Baked apple pie oatmeal was thought of while writing the blog post from yesterday and having to review THE best oatmeal recipe. I knew I was going to want oatmeal on Wednesday because of the snow that we received on Christmas Day. Yes, Christmas Day 2012 was a white Christmas in Dallas. Then Post Christmas Day became Iced Christmas and the drivers in Dallas were all over the place but with the bitter cold outside I knew I wanted the comfort foods. For me that is not Mac N Cheese or any of the other comfort foods that most people associate with staying warm. For me the comfort food is anything breakfast, but especially oatmeal.
Standing over the stove for even just a few minutes was not something I wanted to do though. I wanted to pull a Ron Popeil so I decided to bake the oatmeal via the slogan of ‘set it and forget it.’ As I was putting the ingredients together I could smell the warm apple pie baking in the oven and yet I had not even put the oatmeal in there. After I set it in the oven and sat on the couch for 30 minutes I was brought back to the kitchen before I knew it as the smells wafted through the house. The smells of apple pie were permeating the entire living space and I could not wait to dig in but I need to let it bake some more and so I did the next best thing. I made a spinach omelette and both were done at the exact same time so I could enjoy a brinner or comfort foods.
Here is the recipe and I can’t wait to hear how it comes out for you:
Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal
Ingredients: 1/2c Rolled Oats, 1/2c Coconut Milk (unsweetened), 2 mini boxes of raisins, 154g Pink Lady Apple (medium-sized, cored, peeled and chopped), 1 0z Pecans (approx. 20 halves-crushed), 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds, 1 Large Egg, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp allspice
Nutritional Information (per serving): 358 calories, 45g Carbs, 18g Fat, 9g Protein, 11g Fiber
- Pre-heat oven to 375*
- In an oven safe dish spray a tiny bit of cooking spray and layer with 1/2 of the chopped apples and raisins.
- Top the first layer of apples and raisins with 1/2 of the oatmeal then repeat with apples, raisins and oatmeal (sort of oatmeal lasagna.)
- Whisk the egg, milk, vanilla extract, chia seeds and spices together.
- Pour the milk mixture over top of the oatmeal lasagna (I may have coined a new food terms).
- Top with the crushed pecans.
- Place in the oven and set to bake for 35-45 minutes.
- After the oatmeal has baked removed from oven, slice in half with a sharp knife and then scoop out the servings and enjoy.
You can top with homemade nut butter, maple syrup or honey.
If you want to make the omelette and time it perfectly start making the omelette when the oatmeal has baked for 30 minutes. Both will finish at the same time.
Have you made baked oatmeal before? What flavors have you used?
I am thinking of a Peach-Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Next