Disclosure: I’m a brand ambassador for Stonyfield Organics. I am compensated and receive product samples. All opinions are always my own.
My love for oatmeal is no secret.
It’s something that I eat every single day no matter what the temperature is. A couple of years ago I switched to steel cut oats because it has a higher protein count and has more of a chewier texture that I like. While I love all oats, steel cut makes me feel satisfied longer. You really wouldn’t like to be around me when I’m hangry.
Steel cut oats are made by taking the oat kernels and chopping them into thicker pieces, rather than rolling, steaming, and then steaming them again (like rolled oats). Less processing = better for you!
I like using Bob’s Red Mill products because I know that they are always non-GMO and most are organic. There’s even plenty of gluten free products for those that need it.
While a warm bowl of oats topped with fresh fruit, nut butter, flax and chia seeds and a dollop of Stonyfield Greek yogurt are always delicious, I thought I’d mix it up and make a baked oatmeal dish for an easy breakfast option. Now that it’s fall, it’s time for all things pumpkin and apple. I’ve been craving warm apples and cinnamon so I knew I wanted to create something that was almost like an apple crisp…but healthier.
This Apple Cinnamon Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal delivers a nutritious breakfast that’s easy to heat up in the morning for the whole family to enjoy. The topping options are endless too. Fresh fruit, chopped nuts, seeds, Stonyfield plain Greek Yogurt or a drizzle of maple syrup. Basically, I treat it like a regular bowl of oats.
- 1 Cup Steel Cut Oats
- ¼ Cup Almond Butter
- 2 TBSP Coconut Oil (melted)
- ¼ Cup Pure Maple Syrup
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
- 2 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (or milk of your choice)
- 1-2 Apples of your choice (I used Pink Lady), sliced thin
- Optional Toppings:
- Nut/Seed Butter
- Fresh Fruit
- Fresh nuts or seeds
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In large bowl, mix steel cut oatmeal, almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, egg, cinnamon, salt and vanilla.
- Add almond milk and stir till combined.
- Pour oatmeal batter in 8 x 8 greased dish.
- Place apple slices on top of oatmeal batter.
- Place dish in the oven and bake 55-60 minutes.
- Top warm baked oatmeal with nut butter, Greek yogurt or fresh fruit as desired.
What’s your favorite oatmeal topping?