Apple-Maple Oat Bake

A bit reminiscent of a cobbler, the apples, oats, a touch of maple syrup and vanilla come together in this dish for that special breakfast your family will love, and you will too. There is no need to stand at the stove to prepare a healthy meal because it was cooking while you were sleeping or preparing for the day.  Another tip for your busy mornings is to set the table the night before.  With just a little planning and hardly any effort, you and your family can have a healthy start for the day.

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Apple-maple oat bake is quick and easy to put together. You can prepare it in the evening, set your oven for automatic bake, and wake up to the lovely aroma of an instant and delicious breakfast!

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Apple-Maple Oat Bake

Servings – 4
Prep Time – 10 minutes
Cook Time – 40 minutes

Ingredients:

 

1 cup quick or regular oats for GF use gluten-free oats

1 peeled sweet apple, grated or diced 1/4″ Fuji & Honey Crisp are especially good

1 1/2 cups soy or almond milk

2 tbsp pure maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

 


Instructions:
  1. Combine all ingredients except for the nuts in a one-quart baking dish.
  2. Sprinkle nuts evenly over oatmeal mixture.
  3. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until set. The time will depend on how deep your dish is.
  4. Serve warm with milk as you would cooked oatmeal.

Notes:

I chop or grind about 2 quarts of nuts with my food processor and store them in my fridge to keep them fresh.  This saves a lot of time when it comes to preparing dishes.  Chopping a lot takes about the same time as chopping a few, and you only have to do it once a month or so depending on your cooking needs.  For this particular recipe I like them rough chopped, unlike most other times, so I just use a big knife and do it on the same chopping board I used for cutting the apples.