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Baked Apple Oatmeal

Easy to whip together and bursting with apple deliciousness, this stick-to-your-ribs oatmeal will fuel you and your crew well through morning chores.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Cast Iron Pan
  • Mixing Bowls
  • 9x13 cake pan

Ingredients

  • 4 cups oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger ground
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup dried apple chips optional
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries optional

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together oatmeal, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, combine applesauce, milk, vanilla, and eggs.
  • Stir applesauce mixture into the oat mixture. Fold in apple chips and cranberries (if using).
  • Transfer to a greased cast iron pan or 9x13 cake pan. (I like to grease the pan with coconut oil or butter).
  • Bake at 350* for 35 minutes or until the oatmeal is set.

Notes

*I like to use the whole gamut of apple pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger). Sometimes I'll make a chai version by adding black pepper, and cardamom. But you could just as easily use only cinnamon and still have great results!
*Feel free to experiment with other mix-ins. We use apple chips because we dehydrate bushels of them in the fall and almost always have them on hand. Raisins are another good option, as well as coconut, chopped pecans, walnuts, or almonds, and even chocolate chips.
*We love to serve this Baked Apple Oatmeal with a generous drizzle of heavy cream and a tall glass of cold milk.