Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bake

Hello to the official start of fall! This September has been SO sweet--full of warm playground meetups for the kids, beach days on uncrowded shorelines, being 20-something weeks pregnant, and my 28th birthday!

And, of course, the seasonal flavors I can't get enough of.

(What's up, honeycrisp apples and pumpkin spice coffee, I'm looking at you!)

My favorite podcast, The Popcast just put out this episode on the No's of Fall, where Knox and Jamie talk about how fall is totally making a comeback and becoming everyone's favorite season (right before they dump on all our favorite things like "pumpkin"-scented candles! I was laughing a LOT during this episode and totally recommend it!).

In light of how fall is everyone's new favorite thing, can I share this super easy breakfast dish that my kids and I eat every morning for a week straight? (Aiden even asked for this as an afternoon snack. It's that good!) It would be the perfect thing to make for brunch with friends OR to make ahead on a busy work week. I made this on a Monday afternoon, and suddenly we had breakfast pre-made for the rest of the week. GLORIOUS LAZY MORNINGS.

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Here's what I used for this apple cinnamon baked oatmeal: 

    • 9x13 baking pan (I use this glass one *Affiliate link* because it has a lid so the leftovers can be stored in the fridge)
    • 2 1/4 cups oats
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 egg
    • 1 1/2 cup milk
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 2-3 cups chopped apples (this is about 1-2 large Honeycrisp apple)
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/8 cinnamon (sprinkled on top before baking)

What to do: 

  1. Mix all your dry ingredients in one bowl. 
  2. Mix all the wet ingredients in another bowl. 
  3. Combine!
  4. Sprinkle 1/8 tsp of cinnamon on top of the whole dish before baking
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 or until the top is firm.
  6. If it looks too dry or if you're reheating the next day, add a little extra milk and stir it around before reheating. 

What fall things are you baking? What are some of your favorite fall things?

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