Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Singles
I love Fall. It’s my favorite season. Fall to me means walking in cool, crisp air while leaves crunch under your feet. It means orange and yellow and red in the trees and the beginning of comfort food season. It means football and blue jeans and apple picking and pumpkin carving. It’s also the season of two of my favorite flavors: apple and pumpkin. Expect to see lots of recipes using one or the other (or both!) over the next couple months.
Since I went apple picking last weekend, I have a ton of apples ready to go for recipes. I thought it would be fun to also incorporate the applesauce I made earlier this week into something new. Then I also realized that Fall makes me crave warm, hearty breakfasts and that baked oatmeal was the perfect fit. If you’ve been following my blog for a while you probably already know I love baked oatmeal. It’s kind of like having healthy cake for breakfast, and who doesn’t want that? You can easily make this in a baking dish if you prefer but I love the grab and go convenience of making it in muffin tins. The apples and cinnamon give these oatmeal singles a super comforting, tasty Fall flavor (kind of like individual apple cinnamon oat cakes). You can eat them cold, room temperature or reheated for a few seconds in the microwave – the choice is yours! This is a Fall breakfast pretty much everyone can get behind.
For more baked oatmeal recipes, check out Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Singles, Chocolate Cherry Baked Oatmeal Singles, Pumpkin, Cranberry & Apple Baked Oatmeal or Blueberry Peach Baked Oatmeal!
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
Source: Emily Bites Original
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg white
¾ cup skim milk
2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup peeled chopped fresh apples
1. Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly mist 12 cups in a muffin tin with cooking spray.
2. Combine the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg white, egg, applesauce, milk and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until blended together. Fold in the chopped apples.
4. Spoon the oatmeal mixture evenly between the prepared muffin cups. Bake uncovered for 18-22 minutes or until oatmeal is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Yields 12 oatmeal singles. WW P+: 3 per single, or 5 WW P+ for 2 singles (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Nutrition Information per serving from myfitnesspal.com: 96 calories, 19 g carbs, 1 g fat, 3 g protein, 2 g fiber