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Baked Maple Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast

Description

Cozy and simple baked maple apple cinnamon oatmeal! The perfect healthy, yet sweet, breakfast! 


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Ingredients

For the apples:

  • 1 apple, peeled and sliced into 1/4” thick slices, then sliced in half again width-wise
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 2 tsp butter (sub coconut oil for dairy free)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp maple syrup

For the oatmeal bake:

  • 1.5 cups oats 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce 
  • 1/4 cup almond or sunflower butter 
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup 
  • 1 large egg 
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (vanilla or plain)

For the maple cream frosting:

  • 3/4 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight, drained+rinsed
  • 5 tbsp filtered water
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp apple cider vinegar 
  • dash of sea salt

 


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease an 8×8 baking dish with butte or coconut oil.
  2. To prepare the apples and nuts, heat a skillet over medium-low heat and add the butter. Once melted, stir in the apples, nuts, and cinnamon. Sauté for 3 minutes, then stir in maple syrup and sauté for 1 more minute. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together oats, baking powder, sea salt, and cinnamon.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together apple sauce, almond butter, vanilla, maple syrup, egg, and almond milk until very smooth. Stir in with dry ingredients until everything is well combined. 
  5. Stir in the apple/nut mixture, then spread batter out into the prepared 8×8 baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes.
  6. While oatmeal is baking, prepare the maple cashew cream cheese frosting. Add the drained and rinsed cashews with all other ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until a very smooth frosting forms.
  7. Allow oatmeal bake to cool slightly before frosting and serving.