Are you a breakfast person? I’m one of those people that has to have breakfast. Within an hour of being up I’m ravenous. So I’m definitely a fan of breakfasts that just require a quick turn in the microwave. Baked oatmeal is perfect for that; it’s easily made ahead and is perfect reheated on busy mornings. This version combines the classic flavors of peanut butter and apples.
Peanut butter and apples are a favorite snack of mine, so I knew this would be a good combination in oatmeal. I used chunky peanut butter since I like a little crunch, but use whatever you have on hand. I like to add a little plain Greek yogurt and some fresh chopped apple, but if you’re on the go, this holds together well so it’s easy to transport.
What are your favorite breakfasts for a busy morning? Are you a regular breakfast eater?
Peanut Butter Apple Baked Oatmeal
Adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod
- 4 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3 1/2 cups milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (or 1 container of the pre-portioned packs)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2 apples, diced (about 3 cups, peel left on)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13″ pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl combine the oats, brown sugar, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, applesauce, and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix. Mix in the peanut butter, then mix in the diced apples.
Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake for 35-45 minutes or until the center is set, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.