Christmas is right around the corner! Are you ready for it? I have wrapped absolutely no presents so far, that’s what Christmas eve is for right? I hope so 🙂
While I’m behind on the gift prep, I’ve got Christmas morning all figured out. At least part of breakfast. 🙂
We’re heading to Jacob’s parents house Sunday morning for breakfast + gift opening, and while they’ll basically have everything covered for the meal, I wanted to share as well.
What will I be bringing?
Cinnamon apple oatmeal bake!
It’s super simple to make, and filled with warm fall flavors. Plus it’s an easy way to get your whole grains first thing in the morning. Did I mention it’s delicious too? Yeah there’s that. 🙂
I did a trial bake last weekend to make sure it tasted great before sharing it with others. It came out just as I hoped leaving me with a quick and easy breakfast during the week. You really don’t need a special occasion to make this, it’s perfect for everyday!
Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Bake
adapted from strawberry rhubarb breakfast cake
- 2 cups rolled oats
- ½ cup oat flour (ground rolled oats)
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- ¾ tsp sea salt
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp natural sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup apple sauce
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1.5 cup milk of choice (I used plain soymilk)
- 2 cups chopped apple (about 2 apples)
- Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Coat an 8×8 baking dish with olive oil spray.
- In a large bowl combine the oats, oat flour, cinnamon, sea salt, baking powder and sugar. In a smaller bowl combine the apple sauce, egg, milk and vanilla. Whisk together then stir into the dry ingredients. Fold in the chopped apple and pour into the prepared dish.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean. Eat straight outta the oven (don’t burn your tongue!), or wait until cooled to room temperature.
- You could swap out any fruit for the apple. I imagine pear, peaches and all berries would be delicious as well.
- Just like in the strawberry rhubarb bake you could add in some cottage cheese. Sub out the applesauce in it’s place if you choose to do that.
- Sprinkle on your favorite nuts or seeds, or even throw in some dried fruit!
- Top with maple syrup, or my personal favorite, peanut butter. 🙂
Here’s to a merry Christmas morning!
Are you making anything special for Christmas breakfast, lunch or dinner?
We’re having a big dinner with my parents Christmas eve and I’m bringing some type of sweet potato dish, maybe a brussel sprout dish if I don’t eat them all before then, and a dessert too!
Have a great Friday! To all of you that don’t work today, I’m a tad bit jealous. :). I’ve just got till 3 and my weekend begins!
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