Saturday, November 26, 2011

Baked Cranberry Apple Oatmeal

After stuffing myself like a turkey the last few days, I was ready for a healthy, nutritious breakfast this morning.
 This recipe is so versatile.You could make it with blueberries or raisins or whatever you like. I did a fresh peach and cranberry that was really good.
This is so much better than just plain cooked oatmeal and it smells so good while it's baking.
 You won't believe how delicious this is!

Baked Cranberry Apple Oatmeal

3 cups milk, plus more for serving if desired
 4-5 Tbsp brown sugar or to taste
 1 1/2 Tbsp butter
 1 teaspoon cinnamon
 1 teaspoon vanilla
 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
 1 large apple peeled and chopped
 3/4 cup dried cranberries
 1/2 cups chopped pecans optional
You could substitute blueberries or raisins for the dried cranberries if you like.
Preheat oven to 350.
Bring the milk,brown sugar,butter,cinnamon and vanilla just to a boil.
Meanwhile in a mixing bowl, mix together the oats, apple, cranberries and nuts if you are using them. I don't put nuts in mine.
Pour the milk mixture over the oatmeal mixture and stir to combine.
Pour into a greased 9 or 10 inch pan.
Sprinkle a little more cinnamon on top and bake uncovered 30-35 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed and the oatmeal is tender.
Serve with milk and brown sugar.
Note: I use less sugar in mine when I'm making it and put it on top when I eat it.



  1. This looks so good, Pearl. After Sunday, we can have whole oats and some berries, but 3 cups of milk is too much for our diet! Do you think i could sub 1/2 water??

  2. I'm sure you could. The recipe originally said you can use skim milk too.

  3. Hi There, We are home after a nice Thanksgiving Vacation... Hope you had a great Thanksgiving also.

    I love oatmeal --and that Cranberry Apple Oatmeal sounds delicious and healthy. Love your Cranberry salad in the next post also... YUM...

    Beautiful video in today's post also...