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Cinnamon Apple & Cranberry Baked Oatmeal

These baked oats are oat-standing!

Baked oatmeal combines simple and easily accessible ingredients to create a delicious wholesome breakfast anyone will love!

Cinnamon Apple & Cranberry Baked Oatmeal

Why Baked Oatmeal?

  1. Great for meal prepping

  2. Good source of fiber

  3. Good source of protein

  4. A fun twist on a classic dish

  5. Simple ingredients

  6. Easy to make (you really don't need a recipe)

  7. Full of nutrients through added fruits, nuts, seeds, and even veggies

  8. Extremely versatile

  9. Easy clean up (1 pan dish)

  10. Absolutely delicious

What's Needed:

  • Oats:

    • Old fashion oats work the best for baked oatmeal. We use the certified gluten-free oats from Bob Red Mill.

  • Sweetener:

    • You can use brown sugar, white sugar, coconut sugar, maple syrup, honey, or agave. Use whatever is available and or whatever suits your dietary needs.

  • Milk:

    • Any milk will do in this recipe. From whole milk, skim milk, to plant-based milk, choose a milk source that fits your dietary needs.

  • Protein Powder:

    • We used Isopure's vanilla whey protein. You can also use another flavor or even a plant-based protein powder.

  • Apples:

    • For this recipe, we used granny smith apples. The tartness of the granny smith apples balances really well with the sweetness in this recipe. Of course, any apple will work just fine!

  • Cranberries:

    • Well, we had them on hand and they pair really well with apples! You can leave them out or substitute another dried fruit like raisins.

  • Baking powder:

    • Baking powder helps to give the oats a little extra rise.

  • Apple sauce:

    • Adds great flavor, especially when apples are the highlight of his recipe! But also, apple sauce acts as a binder. You can also use 2 mashed bananas, 2 eggs, or even a combination of the 3.

  • Cinnamon:

    • You can never have enough cinnamon when cooking with oats or apples.

  • Peanut butter (topping):

    • When serving, we melted down some peanut butter and drizzled it over the oats before eating. Melted peanut butter over warm oats is like the icing on the cake!

  • Optional add-ins:

    • Granola (topping)

    • Chia seeds (added nutrients, great binder, and thickener)

    • Eggs (binding agent and can aid in the rise of the oats)

    • Butter (helps to keep the oats from getting too chewy or rubbery)

    • Vanilla extract (flavor)

    • Peanut butter (flavor)

    • Nuts/seeds (texture and crunch)


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