This baked oatmeal tastes like cake, but is packed full of nutrients! The perfect make-ahead breakfast for those busy mornings!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share this delicious Baked Apple Oatmeal. Seriously guys. If you’re not generally a fan of the texture of hot oatmeal, then you definitely have to try baked oatmeal.  This stuff is basically like apple cake. Who doesn’t want cake for breakfast??

Oats are one of my favourite foods of all times because they’re packed full of soluble fibre which is great for managing your cholesterol and blood sugar levels. The addition of apples further increases the fibre content, plus adds a dose of potassium and vitamin C. I also love the fact that there’s Greek yogurt in this dish, which not only adds moisture but also increases the protein and calcium content. I know that not everyone loves the taste of Greek yogurt, but believe me, you can’t even taste it. For one serving, there’s 10 grams of protein, which can help to enhance that feeling of fullness.

My favourite part is that you can make up a batch of this baked oatmeal and leave it in the fridge for a few days for a quick and easy breakfast on the go. You can eat it warm or cold, and can even add a splash of milk, dollop of yogurt, or top it with a sprinkle of nuts or coconut. When I served this up to company, even non-oatmeal lovers were raving about how delicious it was! This breakfast is a winner!

Baked Apple Oatmeal

Yield: Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups diced apple (peeled)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375?F. Grease 8-inch square glass baking dish.
  2. Combine oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in large bowl. Whisk together yogurt, milk, maple syrup, egg and vanilla in another bowl; pour over oat mixture and stir to combine. Add chopped apples and mix until incorporated.
  3. Pour mixture into prepared dish and spread out with spatula until evenly distributed.
  4. Bake 35 minutes or until edges are browned and knife inserted in centre comes out clean. Let stand a few minutes before serving.

Notes

Nutrients per serving: 210 calories; fat 3 g; protein:10 g; carbohydrate 35 g; sugar 17 g; fibre 3 g; sodium 216 mg; protein 10 g; cholesterol: 33mg

Elysia, XOXO