Autumn Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Autumn Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Wait! Don’t get out of your PJs just yet!

This breakfast is just about the coziest thing you could wake up to, other than your big knit blanket. This autumn baked oatmeal recipe is great for a quick weekday breakfast as it can be prepared ahead of time and reheated in the mornings or great for feeding a hungry weekend crowd before running off to play in the leaves or pick apples. Bring on the fall!

Makes: 6 Servings
Total Time: 1 hour
Ingredients:
for the baked oatmeal-
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ ground nutmeg
¾ teaspoon salt
1/3 – ½ cup maple syrup
2 ½ cups milk (regular, almond, coconut – whatever you prefer!)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons butter or coconut oil, melted and divided
2-3 large tart, sweet apples, peeled, cored and diced
½ cup nuts and/or seeds, toasted and chopped

for the maple cream-
2 tablespoons nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew)
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon milk
pinch salt
dash vanilla extract
squeeze of lemon

Directions:
Lightly grease an 8 or 9-inch baking pan with butter or coconut oil and set aside. Preheat oven
to 325°F if baking immediately (this recipe can be made the night before and stored in the
refrigerator to bake in the morning).

In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, baking powder, spices, salt and maple syrup.

In a large liquid measuring cup or bowl, whisk the milk, eggs and vanilla.

Pour the liquid mixture over the dry mixture and add the melted butter or coconut oil. Whisk to
combine.

Arrange the diced apples evenly over the bottom of the baking dish and pour the oatmeal
mixture over the top. At this point you can cover and refrigerate overnight or bake right away.

Bake for 35-45 minutes until the top is golden and the mixture is set and not jiggly.

To make the maple cream, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until combined.

Once oatmeal has cooled slightly, top with maple cream and toasted nuts/seeds, and enjoy!

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