this easy baked oatmeal is loaded with fiber & protein making it a perfect make-ahead breakfast!
Another baked oatmeal recipe for you to add to your arsenal!
There’s just nothing better than baked oatmeal in the morning because it’s literally ready & waiting for you in the fridge in the morning! All you have to do is heat it up, add whatever toppings you want and you’re on your way.
For those of you that have followed me for a while, you know that I love peanut butter apple oatmeal. Since Owen has come into our lives though, I find pulling it together in the mornings is not as easy as it once used to be.
Mostly because my time to eat a leisurely breakfast of my own is now taken up by making Owen his leisurely breakfast to enjoy!
That’s another bonus to this little dish – Owen loves it. So now all I have to do is scoop out two portions, heat them up, top them and we’re both eating a delicious breakfast!
It’s loaded with heart-healthy fats, protein and fiber making it a meal that holds both of us over all day long.
We were so anxious to dig into it that it fell apart a bit, but if you let it cool properly, you get nice little squares that you can pack into individual portions and enjoy every morning. It keeps well for up to 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge so you can eat it all week long!Print
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups milk of choice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/3 cup natural creamy peanut butter
- 2 cups old fashioned or rolled oatmeal
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 small apples, washed, cored & cubed
- Optional toppings: additional peanut butter, yogurt, pure maple syrup, diced apple
- Preheat oven to 375*F
- Grease a 8×8 baking dish (you can use smaller or larger but cooking times will vary. For a smaller pan, you will have to bake longer to ensure it’s fully cooked in the center).
- In a large mixing bowl, combine egg, milk, brown sugar, peanut butter and vanilla.
- In a separate mixing bowl, combine oats, baking powder, cinnamon, chia seeds and salt
- Add dry to wet mixture, folding gently to combine, then fold in apples. Let sit for 2 minutes to allow chia seeds to soak up some of the moisture
- Pour into greased baking dish using a spatula to spread the mixture evenly throughout the dish
- Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown (because every oven is different, I recommend plunging a knife or cake tester into the center of the dish to test if it’s done, if it comes out clean or just a bit wet, it’s done).
- Allow to cool completely before slicing. You don’t HAVE to wait, but note that the squares may fall apart a bit if you’re scooping it out of the dish right when it comes from the oven.
Oats keep well in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave before serving or serve cold.
Keywords: apple, peanut butter, oats, baking powder, chia seeds, milk