Monday, March 26, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Yum

This month for Secret Recipe Club I was assigned to the very fun blog Lemon Drops. Linda's blog has so many delicious and mouth watering treats, and a very good selection of gluten free treats, too! I actually had a really hard time choosing what I wanted to bake this month, and had a list of some 14 things I wanted to make. I almost let this month's challenge get away from me, not because I was being lazy, but because I was so indecisive about what I wanted to make! Finally I had my Mom help me choose while she was visiting, and when I went to show her the blog, we found a new post about this amazing baked oatmeal! Decision Made!


I have been curiously intrigued by all the baked oatmeal recipes I have seen floating around lately. I wasn't sure how it would compare to the creamy texture you get from cooking oatmeal on the stove. And while the texture is slightly different, we did enjoy it a lot! We all loved the baked apples, and the flavor from the maple syrup, cinnamon and brown sugar was amazing. Splash a little milk on top, and it was amazing! I doubled the recipe and we had enough for 7 helpings (which was good because some of us went back for seconds). If you haven't tried a baked oatmeal recipe yet, you should give this one a try! Plus you can store leftovers in the fridge and reheat them for breakfast during the week!


Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal (Lemon Drops)

1 cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal (not the instant kind)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
1/8 cup maple syrup or agave nectar
1/8 cup brown sugar
1 cup milk
1 large egg
2 TBSP unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and diced into 1/2" pieces
1/2 cup raisins

Preheat the oven to 375 Degrees.
Grease a 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, brown sugar, milk, egg, melted butter and vanilla.
Sprinkle the diced apples evenly into the bottom of the baking dish and scatter the raisins on top.
Evenly spoon the oatmeal mixture on top of the apples.
Slowly and evenly pour the milk mixture on top of the oats, so that all the oats are covered.
Bake 35-35 minutes, or until the oatmeal is neither soupy nor overly dried out.
Spoon into bowls and Enjoy!



21 comments:

  1. Love this! I just tried a Baked Oatmeal recipe on the weekend using bananas and blueberries and we loved it! I am not an oatmeal fan b/c of the texture but I loved the texture of the baked oatmeal. I'm going to give your recipe a try this weekend..thx for sharing!

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  2. That looks amazing - I am a BIG lover of oats and especially when served with spices and fruit!
    Karen

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  3. It sounds delicious!!! I tried one a few months ago and I love it reminded me of a softer oatmeal cookie for breakfast:-) Great SRC post!!!

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  4. I kill for good oatmeal recipes and this one looks amazing. Great pick for SRC, I guess great minds think alike because we both went with delicious breakfast recipes. Beautiful :)

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  5. It's still cool enough in the mornings to enjoy this. Love the maple syrup in this! Great photos!

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  6. You picked a great recipe, love everything about it, particularly the maple syrup

    I've never had baked oatmeal, you got me curious...

    great photos too!

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  7. i've seen tons of baked oatmeal recipes, too, but have never tried making it either! this version looks absolutely divine - will definitely have to change that + try making it soon!

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  8. Wow, I can't believe how different your blog looks from last time I visited. It looks ah-mazing!!! Love it! By the way, this baked oatmeal looks awesome. I happen to be a huge fan of baked oatmeal and actually just made myself some banana baked oatmeal the other day. Gonna have to give this guy a try.

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  9. YUMMMM this looks so incredible. I have been wanting to make baked oatmeal for ages, but have never tried it. This looks like a recipe worth trying!

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  10. Jenni, I used to live on apple-cinnamon and maple brown sugar oatmeal in college..well, rthe kind where you added hot water. If I only knew how to make it from scratch using fresh ingredients, back then! Yours looks so terrific..I want a bowl now! Great SRC choice! I want a bowl now! BTW, loved that you worked in a 50's diner and experienced 'the egg cream' :) That must have been such a fun job! Looking forward to your tiger bread or rolls!

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  11. Apple oatmeal is so good, it makes me feel like I'm eating a healthy apple pie. I love that you chopped the apples into large chunks, I'll have to try that next time.

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  12. Love oatmeal and this looks REALLY good! I might make it for breakfast tomorrow, thanks!

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  13. Apple - Cinnamon - Oatmeal? Yes... please! I love that it is baked! Looks DELICIOUS!

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  14. You definitely cannot go wrong with a combination of apples and cinnamon! It's my favorite.

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  15. I love new ideas for breakfast, this baked oatmeal sounds delicious and I love that it also has peanut butter, sounds perfect for me

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  16. I sure wish my mother had made oatmeal like this when I was growing up. Looks absolutely yummy!

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  17. i keep seeing all these posts about baked oatmel. I really need to give it a try. sounds so good!

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  18. cinnamon, raisins, oatmeal = hell yes.

    Happy SRC reveal day (belated) from a group D member!

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  19. This looks so good my family would love this. I just found your blog its great. Come check out my blog at www.thedailysmash101.blogspot.com


    Have a Great Day :)

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  20. This looks delicious and healthy! I'm always undecided when it comes to picking SRC recipes to make, there's too much choice!

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