Apple Walnut Baked Oatmeal

It’s Foodie Friday! Here’s a make ahead breakfast that’ll keep you set for the week or kick your weekend brunch up a notch!

Apple Walnut Baked Oatmeal

Apple Walnut Baked Oatmeal
Makes about 6 servings

Ingredients
2 ¼ C old fashioned oats
⅔ C toasted chopped walnuts (or other nuts)
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp table salt
2 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground cloves
2 C milk of choice (dairy milk, coconut milk or almond milk all work)
½ C unsweetened applesauce
1 egg
¼ C maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp finely shredded lemon zest
2 ½ C peeled, finely diced apple
3 Tbsp melted butter or coconut oil plus more for the baking dish
For serving: warm milk or Greek yogurt (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease an 8″ square baking dish (or several smaller ramekins) with butter or melted coconut oil.

In a medium mixing bowl, add the oats, walnuts, baking soda, salt, and spices and mix to combine.

In another medium mixing bowl, add milk, applesauce, egg, maple syrup, vanilla, and lemon zest and whisk to combine. Add to dry ingredients and mix gently. Add diced apple and mix gently again.

Spread oat mixture evenly into greased dish. Pour melted butter or coconut oil over oats and bake until the top is golden, 40-50 minutes (individual ramekins make take slightly less time). Serve with a small pitcher of warmed milk for pouring or with a dollop of Greek yogurt on top.

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