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Looking for a quick Father's Day breakast idea? Try this easy, make­-ahead Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal!

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients

Oatmeal Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats (buy gluten free oats for GF baked oatmeal)
  • 2 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp aluminum free baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 large or 2 small apples, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts, divided
  • 2 pastured eggs
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 2 cups milk (I use raw)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted (I use salted butter)

Icing Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar (I use organic, fair trade sugar)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup half and half (You could also use milk or cream)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, cinnamon, baking powder, sea salt, apples, and half of the walnuts.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, then add honey, milk and vanilla, whisking thoroughly. (The honey may clump a little when the cold milk is added. Just whisk the best you can, and it'll turn out fine.)
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to mix.
  5. Pour the mixture into a 8x8 square pan. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts, then drizzle the melted butter evenly over the top.
  6. Bake for 30-­35 minutes, or until top is deep brown and bubbly. (Don't overcook! Remove and test doneness with a spoon if needed ­ the baked oatmeal should be very moist, yet have some form. It will continue to set as it cools.)
  7. While oatmeal is in the oven, whisk icing ingredients together. Drizzle over hot oatmeal. (I like to reserve about half the icing for drizzling additional over each bowl when served.)

Notes

The uncooked oatmeal can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours - I placed the cold dish in my oven while it was preheating to allow it to heat gradually and prevent breakage, then used cooking times listed above. If you mixed the icing in advance and refrigerated it, just allow it to come to room temperature on the counter while the oatmeal bakes.

Recipe by The Humbled Homemaker at https://thehumbledhomemaker.com/easy-make-ahead-apple-cinnamon-baked-oatmeal/