Cold winter mornings call for a warm comfort-food breakfast. And this delightfully delicious and easy-to-make oatmeal bake is just the ticket for getting your family out of their cozy beds for a healthy, heartwarming breakfast.
Since porridge breakfasts are a family favorite of ours, you’ll find even more scrumptious and hearty oatmeal recipes over at The Nourishing Home. So please pop over for a visit!
Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Bake (GF, DF)
1 can unsweetened coconut milk
(or 1 cup whole milk, plus 2/3 cup cream)
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 large egg
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 cup rolled oats (if gluten-free, be sure to use certified GF oats)
1 medium-to-large apple, thin-sliced
Optional: Walnut pieces (about a handful)
Cinnamon Swirl Topping
1 tbsp coconut oil (or butter), melted
2 tbsp pure honey
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Generously grease an 8×8-inch baking dish with coconut oil; set aside. (If doubling the recipe, use a 9×13-inch baking dish and extend bake time to 35-40 minutes.)
In a small bowl, prepare the Cinnamon Swirl Topping by whisking together the topping ingredients until well blended. Set aside.
In a large bowl, add all of the Apple Streusel Oatmeal Bake ingredients, except the oats and apple slices. Then whisk together, until well combined.
Using a rubber spatula, stir in the oats. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish, making sure to even out the top. Arrange the apple slices across top of the oat mixture and sprinkle with walnut pieces, if desired. Then, drizzle with the cinnamon swirl topping.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown and center is set. Remove the oatmeal bake from the oven and allow it to cool on stovetop for 3-5 minutes. Then serve with a splash of your favorite milk. Enjoy!
Wishing you and your family a Happy & Blessed New Year!
Kelly at The Nourishing Home