Friday, December 13, 2013

Kitchen Creations: Baked Oatmeal (The Remix)

My sorority sister had posted this recipe on Facebook a few days ago and I figured I would give it a try. I had to make some tweaks to it because I can't have cow's milk, I had no butter so I used margarine instead, but this was the results of my first attempt. It was tasty but it really was not what I expected. I found the finished product to be a little dry. 

In my strive for perfection I had to redo this recipe So here it is (links to original recipes are annotated below).

Side Note: In the original recipes berries, whole milk and nuts were used (one of the recipes used steel cut oats). If you want to add those back in feel free to do so.

2 cups (200 grams) rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder

1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
2-3 sliced apples 

2 1/8 cups (475 ml) almond milk

1/3 cup (80 ml) maple syrup
1 large egg

2 tablespoons maple syrup (set aside)

4 tablespoons (45 grams) unsalted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 375°F with a rack in the top third of the oven. 

In a bowl mix together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. (This part can be done the night before, if you like, to make things easier in the morning). 

In another bowl, whisk together the almond milk, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla. Pour the mixture in the bowl containing the oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix together and set aside.

In an 8-inch square baking dish, line the bottom of your dish with the sliced apples, lay the 4 tablespoons of butter across the apples, sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle with the 2 tablespoons of maple syrup (picture upper left corner). 

Take the oatmeal mixture that you set aside and pour it over the apples (picture upper right corner).  Gently give the baking dish a couple of taps on the countertop to make sure the liquid moves down through the oats. 

Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the top is golden and the oat mixture has set. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool for a few minutes. You can eat this for breakfast or you can put some cool whip topping on it and eat it as dessert.

Yield: about 6 servings
1 serving is 277 calories (based on the recipe posted here)
If you use a serving of whipped topping then that  is an extra 25 calories.

Enjoy! Let me know what different things you have done with this recipe!

original recipes; alexandra's kitchen and orangette