Monday

Baked Apple Oatmeal

Late last night, too late in fact, I made some baked oatmeal. I'm tired of english muffins and green monsters for breakfast, but I don't really want to wake up an earlier to cook oatmeal and then eat it. I prefer to eat on the run during my 30 min commute. I decided I could compromise with myself by making oatmeal ahead of time so it won't take as long. It just needs to reheat instead of being fully cooked.

Here's my tweaked recipe:
2 c oats
2 c chopped apples
1 c raisins
1 c bran cereal (I didn't have wheat germ or flax seed, which would have been my first choice)
2 c milk
2 c water
1 t cinnamon
1 t butter
1/2 c brown sugar

Melt everything but the oats/bran/fruit together, then stir in the "dry apple" group. Dump into a casserole dish and bake at 350 for 45 minutes.


It was very easy and awesomely delicious. I stirred in some chopped pecans this morning for extra crunch. You could bake them in there, but my hubs requested no nuts so he could eat this too.

3 comments:

Katie said...

That looks REALLY good. I'll be trying this soon I think.

Oh, two questions. On the butter, is that tsp. or Tbsp.? Since it was a little t I'm thinking tsp., but I just wanted to make sure.

2nd question. I have ground/milled flax seed, so would I use the same amount as the bran that you used, or something different?

Thanks!

Sarah said...

1. It's just a teaspoon of butter, but honestly you could probably leave it out.

2. Yes. If you didn't want to use a whole cup of it, you could probably sub another half cup of oats, and only use a half cup of flax. Let me know if you like it!

MJ said...

Sarah, that looks so good!!!! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!