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Spiced Apple Baked Oatmeal

oatmeal 6I woke up this morning craving a warm,hearty breakfast.  The boys were kind enough to sleep in past 7 and I am finally starting to feel a little better after over a week with a cold.  So, I decided today would be a good day to break out of our usual fruit, yogurt, toast, cereal rotation and try something new.  I looked up a few baked oatmeal recipes and then thought why not be adventurous and adapt a recipe a little to my own pantry and current cravings.  I’m generally not one to create my own recipes, so it’s always a bit of a risk, but this time it paid off!  Not only did it satisfy my cravings, but the kids liked it too.  Win!oatmeal 2

I present to you my Spiced Apple Baked Oatmeal recipe:

(Inspired by a recipe from The Oatmeal Artist)

Spiced Apple Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients:

2 cups 1% milk

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups oatmeal (not instant)

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp nutmeg

1/8 tsp ground cloves

1 Tbsp brown sugar

Pinch of salt

2 apples cored and chopped

¼ cup raisins

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and spray an 8×8 glass dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl mix together first 8 ingredients (through salt).
  3. Fold in apples and raisins.
  4. Pour into dish and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!

I enjoyed mine with a nice hot mug (courtesy of our trip to visit friends in Tlayacapan, Mexico last spring) of vanilla rooiboss red tea (courtesy of my momma).

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The boys went with milk.

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Either way it was a nice warm way to start an otherwise cool, rainy morning here in Mexico.

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