Baked Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oatmeal
It seems like every Fall season is pumpkin season, and I totally get it. But this Fall, I'm really loving apple flavors much more than pumpkin flavors. Of course that hasn't stopped me from baking pumpkin muffins and pumpkin doughnuts. However, I am really excited about making more things with apples this season.
One thing that I have been making on repeat recently is baked oatmeal. For me, oatmeal is one of those breakfasts that never gets old because it's so versatile. Most make sweet versions with a drizzle of honey, but I've also made a savory version with chicken broth, mushrooms, and kale. Don't knock it 'til you try it!
More than a versatile canvas, oats also offer a source of carbohydrates for energy and fiber for digestion and regularity. Aside from eggs and toast, I love making a hearty bowl of oats to enjoy after my morning workout.
And on days when you are short on time, make a batch of baked oatmeal! I have seen baked oatmeal made in square pans and sliced up for the week. But this time around I decided to use a muffin tin, which is also a handy tool to easily portion out dishes. Give this Fall-inspired baked oatmeal a try for your next meal-prepped breakfast!
1 cup steel cut oats (I used One Degree Organics)
2 cups water or milk of choice
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Dash of salt
1/2 apple, diced, (sautéed in ghee if desired)
2-3 Tbsp pepitas/ pumpkin seeds (or more if desired)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Prepare regular 12-well muffin tin with liners or non-stick spray. I recommend using a silicon sheet for easy removal.
3. Sauté your diced apples in about 2 tsp ghee or coconut oil if you’re choosing to do-so. Let cool.
4. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl and stir well.
5. Ladle even amounts of the oatmeal mixture into each muffin well.
6. Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until cooked through.
7. Take a couple baked oatmeal muffins for breakfast on the go or dress up with a little yogurt and more apples!