Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Spice up your daily breakfast grind with apple cinnamon baked oatmeal. It’s topped with cinnamon frosting for a slightly sweet and satisfying bowl of oats.  Garnish with pomegranate seeds, dried cranberries, unsweetened coconut, sliced almonds or a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar.

Yields: 9 servings

Ingredients

For the oatmeal:

  • 3 cups uncooked oatmeal
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 large apples (any type), peeled finely chopped (granny smith work great)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (can sub honey, stevia or coconut sugar)
  • 3 Tbsp. butter or coconut oil, melted

Optional Toppings:

  • pomegranate seeds
  • diced apples
  • dried cranberries
  • dried cherries
  • cinnamon and sugar
  • sliced almonds or pecan pieces
  • unsweetened shredded coconut

For the cinnamon frosting (4 servings):

  • 8 tablespoons Greek yogurt low fat 2%
  • 4 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF .  Spray a 9 x 13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl whisk all the dry ingredients.  Make a well in the center and place all the wet ingredients (almond milk – butter).
  3. Whisk the well of wet ingredients until blended and then slowly fold in the dry ingredients from the perimeter of the bowl until mixed thoroughly.
  4. Transfer into baking dish.
  5. Bake at 350 for about 35-40 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Mix all ingredients for the cinnamon frosting and spoon over the baked cinnamon.  Garnish with any additional toppings.