Baked Apple Cranberry Oatmeal

Posted on February 19, 2013
Hi, Everybody! It’s a cold, dark and rainy morning here in Maryland today… this is definitely my least favorite thing about winter. I’m ready for some sunshine and warmer weather, and so I’ve started counting down until the first day of spring… only 28 more days left! In the meantime, I’m trying to find new ways to cheer these dreary mornings up… and a good, warm breakfast always does the trick! I love this Baked Apple Cranberry Oatmeal, it’s sweet and creamy with a juicy tanginess from the tart apples and cranberries. And the cozy smell of cinnamon filling your kitchen as the oatmeal bakes is guaranteed to warm up even the coldest of mornings!
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BAKED APPLE CRANBERRY OATMEAL
(Serves 6 – 8)
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YOU WILL NEED:
2 1/4 cups rolled oats
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 large egg
2 cups fat free milk
2 apples (like Granny Smith apples), diced
1/2 cup dried (or frozen) cranberries
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DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat your oven to 375 deg F, and prepare your baking dish (I used a 9inch round baking pan). Peel, core and dice your apples. In a large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon and salt.
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2. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the milk, egg and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, then add the diced apples and the cranberries and mix well. Pour the mixture into your greased baking dish and bake for 20 – 30 minutes (or until the edges begin to brown and pull away from the pan and the center no longer jiggles. *You can adjust the flavors to your taste of course – add more/less sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract.
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Happy Baking, Everyone! Have a great morning!

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9 Comments

  • Reply Bernideen February 19, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    I am going to print this out when I get up to the office. I, too am a shopgirl – having had a shop for 26 years I think I qualify.

    • Reply Maria February 19, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      Wow you definitely qualify! :o) How cool! Hope you like the oatmeal! Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a wonderful week!

  • Reply Leslie February 19, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    I’m going to pin this! It sounds delicious! You know, I’ve actually been wanting to make something just like this for mornings we have family staying overnight with us! I wonder if I could prepare in the pan the night before and refrigerate it then bake it off in the AM?
    Blessings,
    Leslie

    • Reply Maria February 19, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      Hi, Leslie! I’ve actually been wondering the same thing… whether I could prepare the oatmeal in the evening and bake it in the morning… my only concern was the raw egg in there, and whether the oats would get all soggy or not. I’ll have to give it a try next time!

  • Reply Shirley@Housepitality Designs February 19, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    I have oatmeal almost every day and this is a recipe that I will be trying soon!…Looks wonderful!

    • Reply Maria February 25, 2013 at 11:09 pm

      Thanks, Shirley!

  • Reply shirley March 3, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Tried your recipe this morning…It is delicious, will make again for company. Saw this featured at WOW at Savvy Southern Style and pinned it to my Pinterest. Thanks for sharing.

    Shirley

    • Reply Maria March 3, 2013 at 1:14 pm

      Glad you liked it, Shirley! It’s one of my favorites! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great rest of the weekend!

  • Reply rachaelk March 6, 2013 at 8:16 am

    I’m eating this delicious oatmeal as I write this….it’s SO good, thank you!

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