Apple Cranberry Baked Oatmeal

Sometimes, you get it right the first time.

Most of the times, you don’t. That’s life.

One thing that’s always right? Baked oatmeal.

This recipe is so easy and tasty. It will make you rethink oatmeal. See it in a different light.

I took a lovely recipe and ran with it. Made it my own. Go, make it your own.

p.s. This time, I got it right on the first try.

Apple Cranberry Baked Oatmeal

  • Servings: one 9x13 pan
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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adapted from here

Ingredients
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 cups almond milk
1 flax egg*
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 medium apple, thinly sliced {I used a red one the farmer’s market, any type will work}
1 cup fresh cranberries, divided use {or frozen}
Optional: 2 tbsp cinnamon sugar {2 T sugar, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon}

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In a bowl, combine the oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
3. In a second bowl, combine the milk, flax egg and vanilla. Stir until well combined. Set aside.
4. Line the bottom of the prepared baking pan with apple slices as in a single layer covering the entire bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the cranberries. Layer the oats mixture evenly over the apple and cranberry. Pour the milk and egg mixture atop the oat layer. Gently shake pan to evenly distribute the milk mixture through the oats. Top with the remaining cranberries. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, if desired.
5. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes, or until the edges are slightly bubbly and oatmeal looks set. The mixture will still be slightly moist but should feel ‘set up’ when you touch with your finger. Cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack before serving.
6. Enjoy with a cup of hot tea or your favorite drink!

*Flax eggs are easy to make. Simply combine 1 T of ground flaxseed meal and 3 T warm water in a bowl. Let sit for at least 5 minutes until it sets into a gel-like consistency.

Tart and sweet. The perfect balance.

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7 thoughts on “Apple Cranberry Baked Oatmeal

  1. Nezzy says:

    Glory to goodness girl, it looks like dessert!!!

    Thanks for clearn' up the flax egg thingy. I was just a little perplexed there for a moment! Really, it doesn't take much!!! Heehehehehe!!!

    God bless ya girl and have a magnificent week!!!

    I'm gonna……………………

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