Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
I think I am losing my mind. For example, last week I thought I lost my debit card. I went to get lunch with co-workers and pulled out my wallet and my card wasn’t there. I didn’t get too worried, I figured maybe it was home. But then my husband got home before me and said it wasn’t there. When I got home we went through my car and my purse (twice). I tried to think back to the last time I used it, I thought it was Target so I called to see if they found it. No luck. So just to be careful, I reported it missing. As soon as I hung up, I told my husband that I would find it any minute. Later that night while I was drifting off to sleep. I had an epiphany. It was in the trash in our bathroom. In a CVS bag that the girl threw it in with my allergy meds just the day before.
See? I’m losing it. This was just one example of my craziness. I could go on, but I like you guys too much to torture you with that.
At least I think I still have it together in the kitchen. This baked apple cinnamon oatmeal is fall in a bowl. It’s warm and comforting and full of apple goodness. It’s a great breakfast to make for yourself, but it can easily be doubled to feed a bigger crowd. Oh, and did I mention it’s super easy to make too?!
- 2 cups rolled oats (not quick oats)
- 1 gala apple, cored and chopped into cubes
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries (or golden raisins)
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- about 2 cups milk (any kind will do)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a bowl, stir together the oats, apple, cranberries, walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and the salt.
- Pour in the melted butter and stir so that it is well-combined with the oat mixture.
- Pour the mixture into a baking dish or into individual baking dishes.
- Pour the milk over the oat mixture so that it is almost covered with the milk.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the milk is mostly absorbed.
- Serve with additional milk and brown sugar, or syrup.