I love oatmeal bake. Originally made by my cousin, Betsy, when I visited Chicago, I’ve lightened up the original and made it my own. Last fall, I kept making a pumpkin version. This fall, why not try an apple version? I added apple pie spices, fresh apple chunks and chopped walnuts. Drizzle with maple syrup (which you can’t even tell I added to the pics since it absorbed right in), add a spoonful of vanilla yogurt, and top with raisins and cinnamon sugar, and Apple Walnut Oatmeal Bake will make your kitchen smell heavenly and give your tastebuds a frenzy. Plus, it’s such an easy brunch idea or a meal prep for the week. Happy brunchin’!
Ingredients (serves 6).
- 3 c old-fashioned oats
- 2 t cinnamon
- 1/2 t nutmeg
- 1/4 t cloves
- 1/8 t cardamom
- Pinch of sea salt
- 2 t baking powder
- 2 bananas, mashed
- 1 c unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
- 2 egg whites
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 1/2 apple, chopped
- 1/4 c chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease a large rectangular baking pan.
- In a large bowl, mix oats, spices, salt and baking powder.
- In a microwavable bowl, microwave mashed banana in microwave on high for 30 sec or until banana is melted, gooey and/or caramelized. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk milk, vanilla and egg whites. Stir in mashed banana.
- Pour liquid ingredients over dry ingredients. Fold in apples and walnuts. Transfer to greased pan.
- Bake 10-12 min or until set and firm.
- Let cool before serving. Cut into 6 squares. Top with yogurt (plain non-fat Greek or Siggi’s vanilla skyr), dried or fresh fruit, maple syrup or any toppings of choosing.
Adapted from my Oatmeal Bake. Also try Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Bake.
Nutrition for 1 out of 6 squares (without toppings).
235 calories • 6.4 g fat (24%) • 38.9 g carbs (64%) • 7.8 g protein (13%) • 5.8 g fiber • 7.3 g sugar
* These are estimates based off specific products I used and how I entered ingredients in a fitness tracker. This is completely subjective and used to give a rough nutritional estimate.