Overnight Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
Author: Aimee
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Adding a grated apple to the mix provided both sweetness and tang - and my boys can't pick out the lumps of fruit! Quebec apples are plentiful and fresh all winter long and are my fruit of choice for breakfast.

Applesauce cuts down on the fat in the recipe and also adds more flavor. If maple syrup is scarce, substitute honey or agave syrup in its place.
Ingredients
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 small apple, grated
  • 1 1/4 cups organic milk
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
Instructions
  1. Butter a 2 quart baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients, except the oats.
  3. Fold in oats and combine well.
  4. Transfer mixture into the buttered baking dish and spread evenly around. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, pressing the plastic directly on top of the oat mixture. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. In the morning, preheat oven to 375°F (I have Danny do this when he gets up to shower). Unwrap oatmeal and place in oven. Bake for about 30 minutes until oatmeal is set and browned on top.
  6. Serve hot with more milk or cream.
Recipe by Simple Bites at http://www.simplebites.net/eat-well-spend-less-back-to-school-breakfast-recipe-baked-oatmeal/