Breakfast really doesn’t get any cozier than this warmly spiced baked oatmeal. Inspired by the flavors of apple pie, this nutritious and hearty bake has the power to make any morning feel like a special occasion. Bake a batch up on Sunday as a make-ahead move for the week or serve it fresh from the oven for a crowd-pleasing brunch option. Serve in bowls with cream and additional maple syrup, as desired.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease an 11x7-inch baking dish with baking spray.
Place oats in a large skillet over medium heat; toast, stirring often, until oats are beginning to brown and smell nutty, about 4 minutes. Add cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, and cardamom; continue toasting, stirring frequently, for another 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a medium mixing bowl and cool slightly.
Add 3/4 cup pecans, baking powder, and salt to the oat mixture; stir to combine.
Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Whisk in 6 tablespoons brown sugar. Add milk, egg, and vanilla to the bowl, whisking until combined. Stir the oat mixture evenly into the milk mixture. Fold in 1/2 of the apple pieces. Spoon mixture into the prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and set, 35 to 40 minutes.
While the oatmeal bakes, add remaining butter and apple pieces to a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add remaining brown sugar and maple syrup. Cook, stirring often, until apples soften and the liquid thickens into a syrup, 8 to 10 minutes.
Spoon apple mixture over the baked oatmeal after you’ve removed it from the oven. Sprinkle remaining pecans over the top.
Per Serving: 400 calories; protein 7.6g; carbohydrates 47g; fat 21.4g; cholesterol 48.4mg; sodium 281.8mg.
Eating best breakfast to start the day had become a fabulous habit. It’s a fabolous way to start my day off healthfully. The sweet hit from the fruit wakes me up and gives me power to take on the morning. Sugar is often vilified as the evil of all disease, but fruit is also loaded with fibre, which is great for your stomach system and make keep you feeling full longer, and less likely grab a snack out of the street food before break .
Make fruit a morning habit is easy . Simply put the fruit in your refrigerator next to the sweet drink or on the table next to your cereal pan , or move your coffee maker or tea kettle — somewhere where you’ll find it. Before you eating the rest of your food , eat your fruit. If you’re not usually a breakfast person.