Friday, October 5, 2012

Apple Nut Butter Baked Oatmeal

My favorite snack ever is apples and peanut butter. I don't understand why people put caramel on apples. Gross! Peanut butter is ten times better.


So naturally, I really liked this oatmeal. Normally, I would just title this "Apple Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal." However, I went all out this week and bought ALMOND BUTTER for the first time! What a great combination! Still, I have absolutely no doubt that peanut butter would be magical, if not better than the almond butter. :)
But you know what's really annoying? These pictures. It's now reached the point that I can't prepare oatmeal at any point during the week during daylight hours. I leave before the sun rises, and I get home after it sets. Stupid winter months. I simply cannot take decent pictures without natural sunlight! This means I will only be able to take pictures during the weekends. Hmph!

Apple Nut Butter Baked Oatmeal

by The Oatmeal Artist
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Ingredients (serves 1)
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup regular rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 small apple
  • 1-2 tbsp nut butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and spray a single-serving ramekin with non-stick spray.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix milk and vanilla extract. Add oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Stir.
  3. Dice apple into the oats and fold them in.
  4. If you'd like to add any extra ingredients (coconut oil, dried fruit, nuts, sunflower seeds), do so now. I recommend raisins, almonds, or walnuts.
  5. Pour into the prepared ramekin.
  6. Swirl in nut butter. It might help to warm it up in the microwave first.
  7. Bake for 18-22 minutes!
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 Servings: 4
For a big batch:

Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 1 and 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups regular rolled oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 apples
  • 1/4 cup nut butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and spray a 8x8 pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix milk and vanilla extract. Add oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Stir.
  3. Dice apple into the oats and fold them in.
  4. If you'd like to add any extra ingredients (coconut oil, dried fruit, nuts, sunflower seeds), do so now. I recommend raisins, almonds, or walnuts.
  5. Pour into the prepared ramekin.
  6. Swirl in nut butter. It might help to warm it up in the microwave first.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes!

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7 comments:

  1. The pictures look good and very yummy to me!

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  2. Hi Lauren,

    Can you make this with quick oats?

    Thanks,
    Nikki

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    1. Hi, Nikki! Actually, I've never tried baked oatmeal with quick oats, but yes, I think you can. I'm not sure if the cooking time will be the same, so you'll just have to keep an eye on it. Good luck!

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  3. Does the baked Oatmeal refrigerate well?

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    1. Yes it does! For an entire week! Even longer!

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