This weekend I fully embraced fall.
I bought my first can of pumpkin, baked up my first pumpkin loaf, and made my first baked oatmeal of the season. Fall, bring it on!
Spring and summer I’m more of a cold breakfast eater – yogurt and granola or overnight oats are the usual suspects. But come fall, I crave warmer and heartier meals and baked oatmeal is the perfect fall tummy pleaser.
My go-to fall baked oatmeal has to be our pumpkin variety. Yes, I jump on the pumpkin bandwagon come fall and am proud of it! But I wanted something a little different and this apple and peanut butter variety fit the bill. It has the same chewy texture, but in place of the pumpkin and cranberries we have apples and cinnamon. And the addition of a cup of peanut butter adds extra protein and healthy fats to help keep you full all morning long.
My favourite part is that one batch makes about 12 servings! Enough for all your breakfasts during the week and even some snacks too. Just add a splash of milk to freshen it up and pop it in the microwave for about 45 seconds. I also happen to enjoy it cold or room temperature so give that a try too.
So embrace fall with me and bake up a batch of apple and peanut butter oatmeal.
Apple and Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal
Two Peas and Their Pod
- 4 Cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tsp baking powder
- 2 Tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tsp salt
- 3 1/2 Cups almond milk
- 2 eggs
- 3 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
- 1 Tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup all natural peanut butter
- 2 large apples (diced)
Make a pan of this easy baked oatmeal on the weekend and reheat leftovers for a quick breakfast throughout the week. Pears are a great substitute for apples. It also makes a delicious and filling afternoon snack.
||Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. |
||In a large bowl combine oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl combine milk, eggs, vanilla, and apple sauce. Pour wet ingredients over dry and stir until combined. |
||Add peanut butter and mix again. Add diced apples and mix to combine one last time. Pour oat mixture into prepared pan and bake for about 35-40 minutes, until lightly brown on top and set. |
||Remove from oven and serve with a splash of additional milk, a sprinkle of raisins, and some more peanut butter, if desired. Or top with a dollop of plain or vanilla yogurt. |