This past weekend we drove about 45 minutes outside of Charlotte to Carrigan Farms to pick apples. We didn’t let the rain stop us from the fun and as soon as Scottie saw the open field she was off in search for the perfect ones.
Red and Golden delicious apples were available for picking. Since it’s close to the end of their apple season we had to do some searching but we were able to fill up our bag rather quickly.
I have a list of things I want to make with all of our apples but I decided to start off with this peanut butter apple baked oatmeal. Since it’s done nothing but rain in Charlotte for 5 days straight I wanted something warm and comforting to wake up to and this breakfast totally hit the spot. It comes together easily and it’s the perfect meal to reheat in the microwave and eat on throughout the week. How’s that for a quick, easy and satisfying breakfast.
This baked oatmeal is almost like eating dessert for breakfast. It taste just like autumn with the apples,cinnamon and peanut butter baked until its warm and creamy. It’s perfect for breakfast, or even an afternoon snack, on those cold, chilly (and possibly rainy) fall mornings.
This recipe comes from Two Peas & Their Pod. It’s up to you if you want to add more peanut butter on top, but I felt it was the wrong thing to do.
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1¾ cups milk of choice (I used Almond)
- 1 large egg
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- 1¼ cups diced apples (leave skin on)
- Additional peanut butter for topping (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 x 8 square baking dish and set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
- In another small bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, applesauce, and vanilla extract.
- Pour the liquid mixture in with the oat mixture and stir to combine. Stir in the peanut butter and mix until combined. Add the apples and stir again. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
- Bake for 35 minutes or until the top is golden and oatmeal is set. Let cool for 5 minutes and serve warm.
- Top with additional peanut butter (optional but recommended)