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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!



Ingredients:

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)

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How-to:

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!