Pecan Maple Baked Oatmeal Recipe is the perfect way to start your morning off deliciously and nutritiously!
This post is in partnership with Quaker Oats. All opinions are my own.
Breakfast has always been a hard one for me. It seems like I get out of bed and I’m on my way into my day and I just forget to eat. The problem is I get hungry and then I just start grabbing at whatever I can find to eat, not always making the best choices. I’ve learned over the years that eating a nutritious breakfast is a much better option. Today’s Baked Oatmeal Recipe is the perfect solution.
Starting my morning with breakfast helps keep me feeling full and provides the energy I need to get keep me going through my day. I have discovered that baked oatmeal is the perfect way to do that. It’s warm and it’s nourishing.
I walk several times a week with a friend and I find that it’s always easier to get out there and exercise if I start my day with breakfast. This Baked Oatmeal Recipe has been the perfect solution for me. I make a batch at the beginning of the week, refrigerate it and then just quickly warm up a bowl full before heading out the door. One batch will last me several days when kept in the refrigerator.
In addition to the old fashioned oats it uses maple syrup for sweetening and instead of butter I used applesauce to reduce the fat. I flavor it with cinnamon and vanilla extract and add in some pecans for flavor and crunch. I used 2 % milk but you could easily use almond milk if you want it nondairy.
Baked Oatmeal makes it so easy to make sure I get a good start to my day. I can warm it up and add some fresh berries and I have a delicious and nutritious beginning! If you like your oatmeal creamier, just drizzle some milk over the top before you dig in.
Be sure and visit Quaker Oats website for more delicious recipes using oats and to read more about the health benefits of including oatmeal in your diet.
Pecan Maple Baked Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 eggs beaten
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup pecans chopped
- 1 1/2 cups 2% milk
- fruit for topping
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- In a bowl, mix together applesauce, maple syrup and eggs.
- Add in oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, nuts and milk and mix to combine
- Pour into a lightly greased 8 x 8 pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown
- Serve with fresh fruit and milk on top.