Make ahead breakfast just got a whole lot tastier. Great for brunches and family get togethers. A classic any morning, sweet Cranberry Walnut pairs with cinnamon spice for a cozy and keep ya going all day kind of breakfast.
Cranberry Baked Oatmeal
A delicious recipe to keep you going all day. Packed with cinnamon spice goodness and sweet tart Cranberry Walnut balsamic, this recipe is sure to please the whole family. Easy to prep for the on-the-go busy body too!
1 Apple (Granny, Gala, Fuji, or Braeburn work well)
2 C Oatmeal
1/2 C Dried Cranberries
1/4 -1/2 C Chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 C Milk of your choice
1 TBS Cranberry Walnut Balsamic + more for drizzling
3 TBS Brown Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 tsp sea salt
Peel and core the apple and chop it into small chunks. Place apple pieces, dried cranberries, and oats, sugar and salt in a 9-inch seasoned cast iron pan or pie plate. Stir to combine and spread evenly around pan. Pour the milk and balsamic in the pan and add 1 1/2 to 2 C of water depending on size of pan. Gently stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge overnight.
In the morning, preheat the oven to 350º F. Take plastic wrap off pan and place in the preheated oven. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed, the oats are soft, and the top golden. Sprinkle nuts on top. Cut into slices and serve hot or just scoop out. Add a dollop of greek yogurt, and a drizzle of more balsamic to the top.Other variations, replace cranberries with dried apricots and use Apricot Balsamic. Use Cranberry Pear balsamic and replace apples with pears. Replace cranberries with dried blueberries or huckleberries and use Huckleberry Balsamic.
Adapted from The Olive Oil and Vinegar Lover’s Cookbook by Emily Lycopolus