Once you’re finally ready to accept that Summer (and Summer Friday’s) are over crawl into bed and cry for a couple hours. Then, make this easy and satisfying Fall oatmeal!
This version is loaded with apples, cherries, walnuts and pumpkin seeds. Honestly, I tested this recipe with just a couple mix-ins and it was fine. But, it’s way better when each bite is studded with lots of nutty and fruity goodness. If you wanna take it even one step further–add in some chocolate chips or cacao nibs!
What I love about this recipe so much is that you could make it on Sunday night to make your mornings easier and faster. But, you could also definitely bring this to brunch at your friend’s house and pretend you’re Martha Stewart. Everyone will love it because it’s delicious and they can eat it without feeling guilty about the crap they’ve put into their body’s before noon. It’s full of essential macronutrients and packs a punch when it comes to fiber and vitamins. Oh, and it’s so easy to make you won’t have to wake up early to cook–you can do everything except bake it the night before– day of just wake up and throw it in the oven and while you get your hair blown out so that you’ll look fabulous.
To be perfectly honest, by Saturday, my friends and I are most likely in an obscene line waiting for overpriced eggs and avocado toast and bloody Mary’s at a far-too-hip-restaurant. So, in short, this is more of a weekday recipe for me ;).
I love the consistency of baked oatmeal, but I’m not quite ready to commit to piping hot breakfasts because one day it’s 55 F and the next it’s 88F. Thanks global warming! Anywho, I like to eat it cold with some extra milk in the early AM while I run around my apartment looking for my keys. But, you do you, babes.
- 2 cups traditional rolled oats (not quick cooking)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ⅛ tsp ground gloves
- ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
- ½ tsp. salt
- ¼ cups raw walnuts, roughly chopped
- ¼ cup dried cherries (I like montgomery, unsulfured)
- ½ cup chopped apple
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 cups milk (I use raw whole but you can use whatever milk you love!)
- 1 egg
- 4 tbs. butter (I use grass-fed but you can use any fat that is solid at room temperature-coconut oil or ghee)
- Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a baking dish.
- Mix together dry ingredients: oats, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt.
- Add in brown sugar, milk, egg and butter. Mix until well incorporated.
- Fold in walnuts, pumpkin seeds, cherries and apples.
- Place oat mixture in baking dish and bake for 20 minutes or until golden on top and firm.