Thursday, July 26, 2012

Baked Apple Oatmeal

Now that rains are full on, its better we stick to comforting dishes. Its nice and heavenly to have something warm,filling and tasty when the rains are lashing outside. Though normally I prefer warm fruity desserts ,sometimes you want a change.I did not want to bake an apple pie, so I decided to go for baked apple oatmeal.But ofcourse this was not a dessert but a breakfast dish with lots of spice and milk. A perfect start for a busy day. I have adapted the recipe from BettyCrocker and it was filling and comforting as well.




Ingredients:
Oats: 1 &1/3 cups
Raisins/Cranberries: 1/4 cup
Milk:2 cups
Packed Brown Sugar: 8 tsp
Melted Butter: 1 tbsp
Cinnamon: 1/2 tsp (I used apple pie spices)
Salt: 1/8 tsp
Apple Chopped:1 cups finely chopped

Topping: 
More Apples
Chopped Walnuts

Preparation:
Mix together all the ingredients in a suitable casserole dish. It must be slightly loose wet mix. If you feel it is too thick add little more milk.

Bake in a 350F/175C for about 40 minutes until most of the liquid is absorbed and the edges start to brown. 

Take out and cool slightly.

Spoon in bowls, top with choice of garnishings and serve with more milk/apples.


A simple breakfast where we are using the oven to make a hearty spicy comforting oats porridge. It was not overtly spicy or sugary and so play around with spices and sugar.Warm breakfast in case you have enough time. You can even bake it beforehand and chill in the fridge. But do warm this before serving. 



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