Apple Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

Who doesn’t love Peanut Butter and Apples?!  Lucky for us they are healthy!  Yes Peanut Butter is higher in fat but it is healthy fat and good for you protein.  If you buy fresh made organic PB, that’s the best.  No added salt or sugar or crap.  And apples…well they are made the way Mother Nature intended 🙂 apple oatmeal

Who is so busy in the mornings that you can barely get your own breakfast in?  Getting the family up and out the door is challenging for us mom’s for sure.  I still make my kids a hot breakfast…I know I spoil them but I don’t care. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I know they are getting healthy nutrition to start their day off right.

As for me, I am last.  I am usually heading for the door with my Shakeology in hand…thankfully that takes about 2 hot minutes to make!  But there are days I like to mix it up a bit and have another option.  Well, this make ahead yumminess solves that!  Healthy and delicious and ready to just heat and eat!

Super quick to make and tastes like a PB Oatmeal Cookie! Pair it with Greek Yogurt and enjoy!

If you are following the 21 Day Fix program, and I hope you do because that system works, this counts as 1 yellow.  There are apples, PB, almond milk and honey but it is mostly oats.  Not enough in each serving to count a purple for the apple or a teaspoon for the PB.  If you do have the Greek yogurt, that is 1 red.

RECIPE

Serves 8

INGREDIENTS

2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 3/4 cups almond Milk (or milk of your choice)
1 large egg
3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup Homemade Peanut Butter (or creamy natural peanut butter)
1 1/4 cups diced apples (I leave the skin on)
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DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 x 8 square baking dish and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
3. In another small bowl, whisk together the almond milk, egg, honey, applesauce, and vanilla extract.
4. Pour the liquid mixture over the oat mixture and stir to combine. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Stir in the peanut butter and mix until combined. Add the apples and stir again. Pour mixture into prepared pan.   Top with sliced apples and cinnamon
5. Bake for 35 minutes or until the top is golden and oatmeal is set. Let cool for 5 minutes and serve warm.

NOTE: Note-this baked oatmeal is great reheated in the microwave. You can make a pan and eat it throughout the week. This recipe can easily be doubled for a 9 x 13 pan. Use gluten-free oats to make this recipe gluten-free. You can serve with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, an extra splash of almond milk, cinnamon, or raisins if desired!

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