If you are looking for a hearty, delicious, healthy breakfast this weekend, this is it. I made this recipe a few weeks ago and really liked it. Except I found the bananas didn’t really stay too well. They got very strong tasting after sitting in the fridge.
Since last weekend I was all about using up some, not so fresh produce, I thought I’d give another version a shot. This one had potential, except it called for bananas again and no steel cut oats, which I love for their nutty taste and texture and all their health benefits. I could eat a small bowl of this and stay full for hours.
It makes quite a bit and really is so filling, you don’t need a whole lot. I had this for breakfast for days. It was so much better than pouring some out of a packet.
So I played around a little with the two recipes and came up with this.
Baked Apple Oatmeal
1/2 c. Steel cut oats
2 T. Butter
1/2 c. boiling water
2 T. Brown sugar
1 T. Cinnamon
2 Apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
2 c. Old Fashioned oats
1/4 c. Maple syrup
3/4 c. milk
1/2 c. chopped walnuts, lightly toasted
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
2 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 2 quart baking dish and set aside.
Soak steel cut oats and butter in boiling water for 20 minutes.
Prepare the apples while soaking.
Saute apples, cinnamon and brown sugar over medium high heat until carmelized. Approximately 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit.
Add remaining ingredients in a large bowl, mix until combined. Add to the steel cut oats, liquid and all.
Pour apple mixture into prepared baking dish, top with oat mixture and bake for 30-35 minutes.
Thanks Annie for all your great recipes!