This Apple Spice Baked Oatmeal is the perfect way to begin your day before heading off to start a new school year!
The school year has finally began for most students here in Central Ohio. If you’re like me at all, a filling breakfast is a must when preparing for a big day ahead. Start your morning with this Apple Spice Baked Oatmeal and I guarantee both you and the kiddies will have a full belly and be ready for whatever you’re headed off to do!
Apples are one of my favorite fruit and I eat one almost daily. You know how the saying goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” Totally cheesy?? I’m just hoping those old wives are right!
Since I already eat oatmeal almost everyday for breakfast, I figured I could combine the two for a winning recipe! I’m so glad I gave this idea a try, because it’s really good and goes perfect for the start of the school year. I think it screams “perfect school morning breakfast!”
When I have a big day ahead of me, I don’t want to worry about letting hunger get in the way. Being hungry is the last thing I want when I’m trying to get something accomplished or don’t have time for snacks.
This oatmeal is full of wholesome ingredients like oats and diced apples to keep you full well until lunch time arrives. It’s really easy to make and will last all week in your refrigerator. When I was working full time outside of the house, I would make a batch on Sunday, portion it into individual servings and take to work with me each day.
Whether you have kids who just went back to school or you need a healthy and filling breakfast for yourself, this Apple Spice Baked Oatmeal is just what you’re looking for! Trust me on that one 🙂
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup quick oats
- ⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
- 1½ tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1¾ cup milk*
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 apple, cored, peeled and diced
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8 inch baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients (oats-baking powder)
- In a smaller bowl, whisk together the milk and eggs. Stir in the applesauce. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chopped apple. Let mixture sit for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Pour the mixture into your prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes. The top should be set, not jiggly and slightly toasted.
- Cool for 5-10 minutes. Cut and serve. Enjoy!