Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal
Oatmeal is one of my favorite morning meals. It is the perfect cozy, warm dish for the winter when it is nice & chilly outside. But, sometimes when I have a little more time on my hands, I like to swap out my normal quick oatmeal for baked oatmeal. Today I will be showing y'all how to make your own personal gingerbread baked oatmeal topped with baked apples. Bon Appétit!
For the Baked Oatmeal
1/2 c of oats (I used a packet of apple cinnamon quick oats & 1/4 c of rolled oats)
1/3 c water or milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 c egg whites (approx. 2 large eggs)
1/2 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp ground ginger
For the Cooked Apples
1 small red apple (I prefer Honeycrisp)
1 tsp coconut oil
3 tbsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 350*F
In a medium bowl, add all ingredients for the baked oatmeal. Once everything is well combined, pour the mixture into a small ramekin.
Bake for 30-35 min.
While the oatmeal is baking, begin to heat a medium size skillet on your stovetop. Place coconut oil in skillet & allow to melt.
Slice your apple into cubes & put into skillet. Add cinnamon & vanilla extract. Then, stir your apples & allow to cook until tender.
When finished, pull your baked oatmeal out of the oven & allow to cool for 5 minutes or so. Then, top it with your baked apples, whipped cream, or maple syrup & enjoy!