Cinnamon Apple Pecan Oatmeal Bake (Gluten Free)

Weekends are pretty much the only time we can sit down as a family and eat breakfast. Weekday mornings are rushed which is why we drink our Shakeology on the way to work. So when the weekend rolls around we like to make a hot breakfast that we can enjoy as a family.

Waking up on this chilly cloudy day had me craving warm comfort food. The first thing that came to mind was oatmeal so I thought why not spice it up a little and do an oatmeal bake :) This recipe is simple and quick to make. You probably have all the ingredients on hand already.

Mix the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, & half the chopped apple together and pour into greased baking dish. Then top with remaining apple and pecans.

Whisk maple syrup, milk, egg, butter, & vanilla together then pour over apple mixture.

Bake for 30-35 minutes until it's golden brown and the liquid is set. It will smell amazing-- Like a fresh baked pecan roll mmmm!

Cut into squares and serve warm. Or you can mix a little more milk with it to make it more like a bowl of oatmeal.

This will be great in the fall when we have fresh picked apples. I think I'll make a few of these and freeze them to have on hand after the baby arrives. Anything to make life simpler! Hope you enjoy this healthy take on delicious comfort food. Happy Sunday!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free oats (or regular, if GF isn’t necessary)

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 apple, chopped

  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup

  • 1 2/3 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)

  • 1 egg

  • 3 Tbsp melted butter

  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 375 and spray an 8x8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray (I use olive oil spray).

2. Combine oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and 1/2 of the chopped apple in a bowl and stir til mixed. Pour mixture into the dish and top with remaining chopped apples and pecans.

3. In a separate bowl whisk together maple syrup, milk, egg, butter, and vanilla then pour over apple mixture.

4. Bake for 35 minutes until liquid is set.

Cut into squares and serve warm. You can add some more almond milk to moisten it up or eat it the way it is out of the oven, both ways are great!