If you’re looking for a warming, healthy breakfast alternative to your typical oatmeal, I have just the thing for you. This apple baked oatmeal makes a week’s worth of easy breakfasts or is perfect to serve to a crowd. You can even include it on your holiday breakfast table as a hearty, sweet side dish.
Apple Baked Oatmeal
This apple baked oatmeal is simple, but bursting with flavour. If you love warm apple crisp, you’ll love this. I’ve left the skin of the apple intact, as much of the nutrition is located in and directly under the skin. The skin softens and provides a welcome textural contrast against the crunchy walnuts and juicy raisins. Honeycrisp apples were used in this recipe but most varieties should work. Other fruit options include: bananas, blueberries, pears and blackberries. This recipe can easily be switched up with whatever fruit is in season.
Apple Baked Oatmeal Recipe
Even if you’re not a breakfast eater, this would make a great snack. If you leave the house early, you can pack a piece to heat up at work and add almond milk, nuts and fruit at your desk. I suspect kids will like this too. When it’s chilled, it can be cut into bite-sized pieces, making excellent finger food for little ones, free of added sugars or preservatives.
Breakfast improves cognitive function, concentration, improves athletic performance, stabilizes blood sugar and prevents overeating later in the day to help you stay at a healthy weight. Your brain needs a good supply of glucose to get-up-and-go first thing in the morning, making this recipe a great thing to have on hand if you’re requiring a little extra brain power.
Apples sprinkled with cinnamon and dipped in almond butter can make an easy, healthy breakfast option as well.