Thanks to the Food tag on Pinterest, I’ve been cruising some gorgeous recipes of late. This one hit the spot. I’m a big fan of breakfast, and a staunch supporter of oatmeal. Usually I am wolfing it down in my office after a morning rec session and while reading my email (terrible habit, I know). Not today, my friends! Sunday morning, house smells delicious.
Here is the original post from Jellytoastblog, who adapted it from Spoon Fork Bacon. Three cheers for blog-sharing foodie love. You could do so many things with this recipe .. my notes in green, below.
Cranberry Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal (makes 8 servings)
* 1/4 C chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 375°. Grease a 2 quart casserole dish or 8” square baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together oats, flax seeds, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and ¼ cup of brown sugar and set aside. In a second bowl, whisk together honey, milk, egg, and vanilla. Pour milk mixture into the dry ingredients and stir with a spoon, making sure all of the ingredients are evenly mixed. Fold in the cranberries and apples. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the top with 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar. Bake, uncovered, for 40-45 minutes or until oatmeal is golden brown and bubbling. Allow the oatmeal to cool for several minutes, drizzle with syrup and serve! * I don’t go for super sweet & originally turned up my nose at the maple syrup. Now I can say: USE IT. It’s the finishing touch.
A note on re-heating from previous blogger: add a splash of milk before microwaving or reheating in the oven.