Baked Apple Oatmeal

I have never been a morning person.  I don't normally eat breakfast and please don't talk to me until I have had a cup of coffee.  However, I have to get two kiddos out the door by 7:15 every morning and I can't send them to school with a cup of coffee as breakfast (can I?).

So, I am constantly looking for nutritional yet convenient breakfast options for my family.  This baked oatmeal recipe is perfect for us.  I make it the night before and breakfast is ready at 7am with NO fuss.  It is delicious served room temperature but also great heated up just a bit.  

You can customize the flavors as you please but who doesn't love the combination of apples and peanut butter?  No, I am really asking.  Does anyone not love to pair crisp apple slices with a big scoop of peanut butter straight out of the jar?  This oatmeal combines those yummy flavors and the addition of Fresco Vanilla Apple Pie Spice makes it even better.

Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups old fashioned oats
  2. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  4. 1 teaspoon Fresco Vanilla Apple Pie Spice
  5. 1 & 3/4 cups milk
  6. 1 egg
  7. 2 tablespoons REAL maple syrup
  8. 1/2 cup peanut butter
  9. 1 large apple diced, with skin on (about 1 & 1/2 cups)

Combine the first four ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  In a smaller bowl whisk together the  milk, egg and maple syrup.  Pour this mixture over the oats mixture.  Add in the peanut butter.  I find it easier to incorporate if you warm the peanut butter in the microwave to make it a bit more runny.  Toss in the diced apples and stir.  Pour the batter into a 8x8 greased baking dish and bake for 30-40 minutes at 350*.

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