I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of this recipe for Cinnamon Apple Baked Oatmeal for #BacktoSchoolTreats week. All opinions are mine alone.
All my life the only oatmeal I had ever eaten for breakfast was just a bowl of quick cinnamon and brown sugar before school. I discovered this recipe recently for Cinnamon Apple Baked Oatmeal and my whole world of knowing what oatmeal was has completely changed.
We made a huge batch of this yesterday and plan on freezing these squares for quick breakfasts on the go!
How to Make Cinnamon Apple Baked Oatmeal
After making a batch of this yesterday, I am totally keeping this on hand at all times.
It’s the simplest recipe I have ever put together. Chop your apples, add in your oats ( I love the Flahavan’s brand) add in your spices and don’t forget that delicious vanilla bean paste from Taylor and Colledge (you can also use vanilla extract).
Once you get it all in a bowl, mix together. It will look soupy but that is totally ok. The wetness gets soaked up by the oats to keep it moist and not dry.
Once you get it all mixed up, pour it into an 8×8 baking pan. I like my bars thicker so I opted for the 8×8 pan, but you can use a bigger pan if you want. Be sure to adjust your cooking time accordingly.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake your oatmeal for 40 minutes.
When it comes out, be sure and give it time to cool before you cut into it. That way, your squares stay together. They may fall apart if it is too hot coming straight from the oven.
This is the perfect breakfast when you need something quick and easy. It would also make a great lunch box snack or after school snack as well!
- 2 cups of steel-cut instant oats (I used Flahavan's)
- 3/4 cup of milk
- 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup of chopped pecans
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons of sugar (I used Dixie Crystals)
- 2 tsp vanilla bean paste (I used Taylor and Colledge)
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 cups of Granny Smith Apples, chopped
- Chop your Granny Smith apples into 1/2" diced cubes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl combine all the ingredients list above. Mix well.
- Spray an 8x8 pan with non stick cooking spray. Spread the mixture into the pan making sure it is level.
- You can cover the dish and put it into the refrigerator until the next morning.
- Or -- you can bake right away. Place in the oven and bake until golden brown, about 40 minutes.
- Let the baked oatmeal cool for about 15 minutes before cutting into squares.
- To Freeze -- cut into squares and place in a ziplock bag. Freeze for up to two months.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 32mg Sodium: 90mg Carbohydrates: 19g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 7g Protein: 4g
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Gluten Free Banana Bread Muffins from Frugal & Fit
Rainbow Sprinkle Pancakes from A Day in the Life on the Farm
S’mores Breakfast Bars from Nik Snacks
Back to School Snacks:
ABC 123 Snack Mix from Big Bear’s Wife
Blueberry Granola Bars from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Granola Trail Mix Snack Packs from Home Sweet Homestead
Lemon Honey Granola from The Mandatory Mooch
Back to School Desserts:
Apple Cake with Vanilla Bean Sauce from Our Good Life
Apple Slice Donuts from For the Love of Food
Funfetti Cookie Dough Bars from The Spiffy Cookie
Funfetti Dirt Cups from Love and Confections
Loaded Chocolate Chunk Bar Cookies from Hardly A Goddess
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes from Daily Dish Recipes
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies from Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats
Spiced Honey Hazelnut Cookies from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Back to School Drinks:
Affogato Caramel Vanilla Milkshake from Family Around the Table
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Taylor & Colledge has been making award winning Vanilla products since 1897. As a family owned business, Taylor & Colledge has always been committed to the fair, ethical and sustainable sourcing of Vanilla. Over the years they have pioneered a number of country specific programs to support growers, their families and to make the vanilla industry more sustainable. They have also taken this knowledge and expertise and applied it to their full range of baking pastes. Whether it’s sourcing the finest peppermint (mentha piperita) to make the best Peppermint Oil, or using only real Almond Milk and Oil of Bitter Almond for their natural Almond Extract Paste, Taylor & Colledge is committed to transform your baking with premium quality pastes, made with only the finest ingredients from around the world.
Flahavan’s is giving one winner an oat prize package including a jar for overnight oats and a selection of Rolled Oats, Quick to Cook Oats, and Steel Cut Oats.
Ireland’s oldest family-owned food business is situated at the family mill in the Southeast of Ireland. Flahavan’s can trace its oat milling history back to 1785 and its expertise in producing naturally creamy oatmeal back over 230 years. A seven-generation family business, Flahavan’s is the bestselling oatmeal brand in Ireland, where people eat more oatmeal per capita than anywhere else in the world. Flahavan’s is a founding member of Origin Green, the first-ever national initiative to mandate 100% sustainability for food exports.
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