Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal

Serves 6

ingredients


2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 cup walnuts, divided
2 small tart apples, peeled, cored & cubed
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups milk or almond milk
1/2 cup apple juice
1 vanilla bean or 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a large baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the oats, brown sugar, 3/4 cup of the walnuts, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, and thoroughly combine.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, add the eggs, milk, apple juice, and vanilla extract and whisk until the eggs are completely combined.
  4. Pour the egg mixture and the melted butter into the dry ingredients and stir together until just mixed.
  5. In a large baking dish, arrange the apples into one even layer. Pour the oat mixture over the apples and evenly distribute the remaining walnuts.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes, until the top is golden and the oats are set throughout. Serve warm, or refrigerate and reheat the next day.