Updated: Apr 23, 2022
Hello! Thank god it's the weekend again and that we're having good weather! Today, I'm sharing a super easy breakfast recipe that is great for a weekend brunch or meal prep for the week. I don't think there are many people that don't like baked oatmeal; just put whatever fruit, nuts, and toppings on that everyone likes and you're good to go!
This specific one has apples, cinnamon, and sliced almonds but, like I said, it's a very flexible recipe. Top it with yogurt or milk/cream and it's soooo good and good for you! This one is perfect for the upcoming weekend for brunch (moms, if this sparks your interest, don't be shy and just send this recipe to your kids/partner for a hint. Sometimes they need a little push...).
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 35-40 min
2 1/2 cups quick oats
1/2 cup nuts (pecans, walnuts, or almonds are all good!)
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 medium apple, diced
2/3 cup applesauce (can be substituted with mashed banana)
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup oil
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9x9 baking dish.
In a medium bowl, combine the oats, nuts, cinnamon, and salt.
Then, add the apple, applesauce, milk, eggs, honey/maple syrup, and vanilla and combine. Lastly, add the oil and mix in.
Pour into the baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes; when the middle is fully cooked through and the edges start to slightly brown.
Let cool for 5 minutes for serving. Top with yogurt, milk, whipped cream, or enjoy on its own.
If you don't like the apple skin, feel free to peel apple before starting.
Like I said, this can be used with almost any fruit you want. Keep the cinnamon in there and substitute the apple with banana, berries, dried fruit, or pears.
For meal prep, store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or in a sealed bag in the freezer for up to 2 months. Just grab it out of the fridge/freezer whenever you need it on the go. If it's in the fridge, I like to microwave it and top it with yogurt for a quick breakfast.
If you're doing this for Mother's Day Brunch, just add some extra fruit on the side and maybe fry up some sausages or bacon and you've got a great brunch! I'm sure your mother/partner will not be disappointed. This recipe is especially great for those who aren't entirely confident in their brunch-making skills. Just chuck everything in the bowl and bake!
Thanks for reading! I hope you're all having a great and relaxing weekend (especially for those who just finished exams in university!). Enjoy the weather and have some good food to enjoy with it!
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