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Apple Cinnamon Pecan Baked Oatmeal is the best way to start the day! Bake a batch to share with the entire family and enjoy with a glass of milk for breakfast or snack.
Baked Oatmeal is my go-to breakfast. It takes less than 10 minutes to prep and I usually have all of the ingredients on hand. Best of all, it tastes great as leftovers and can be reheated throughout the week. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy more fairlife® ultra-filtered milk! My apple Cinnamon Pecan Baked Oatmeal is made with simple ingredients and can be enjoyed by the entire family.
Because I love finding new ways to add nutrition into everyday meals, I find any excuse to use fairlife ultra-filtered milk in every single meal. Milk is such a versatile ingredient that adds flavor, nutrients and texture and fairlife has 50% more protein, 50% less sugar and 30% more calcium than regular milks. Partnering with fairlife is a unique opportunity to share even more tasty recipes with you. Not only do I drink milk every single day, but I often add fairlife ultra-filtered milk to breakfast options, like this oatmeal, and to dinner entrees, like this One Pot Mac and Cheese with Veggies.
Combine simple ingredients like oats, pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs, milk, maple syrup, apples and butter to make Apple Cinnamon Pecan Baked Oatmeal. For this recipe, I use fairlife whole, 1% or 2% ultra-filtered milk. I generally use whatever I have on hand because they all taste great in this recipe. The fairlife 2% ultra-filtered milk is a great balance of nutrition, taste and flavor so it’s my recommendation for this oatmeal recipe. You can omit the pecans if you prefer a nut-free recipe.
In addition to great taste, I love using fairlife ultra-filtered milk because it offers even better nutrition than other milks. Thanks to their unique filtration process, fairlife has more natural protein and calcium than other milks. And with less sugar, I feel great about drinking it every single day. Combined with the other oatmeal ingredients, this breakfast packs a nutritious punch of protein, calcium, fiber and vitamins such as A, D and E.
Apple Cinnamon Pecan Baked Oatmeal is great to pack on-the-go for busy mornings or even for toddler lunches. I often pack my daughter this baked oatmeal for lunch with a bottle of fairlife YUP! milk, which is the company’s shelf stable flavored milk that comes in single serve bottles. My daughter begs for the milk and I don’t blame her. I love it too! The chocolate and strawberry fairlife YUP! flavors are like dessert in a bottle, slightly sweet and so delicious. Plus, they are low fat with 16g of protein and are packed with Vitamins A and D.
If you want to learn more about fairlife ultra-filtered milk and their unique cold filtration process, visit fairlife.com. Check out more great recipes featuring fairlife milk and then try this Apple Cinnamon Pecan Baked Oatmeal for breakfast this week!
Apple Cinnamon Pecan Baked Oatmeal
Apple Cinnamon Pecan Baked Oatmeal is the best way to start the day!
- 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup pecans, divided
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups fairlife ultra-filtered 2% Reduced Fat milk
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted plus more for greasing the dish
- 2-3 large sweet-tart apples (Honeycrisp or Gala), peeled, cored and diced
- sliced apples, for garnish
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease a 9-inch baking dish with butter; set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the oats, ½ cup pecans, baking powder, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix well.
In another bowl, break up the eggs with a whisk; then whisk in the milk, maple syrup, and vanilla until well combined.
Add the milk mixture to the oat mixture, along with the melted butter. Stir well to combine.
Combine the diced apples and remaining pecans in a bowl. Toss with the remaining cinnamon, then scatter the apples evenly on the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
Pour the oatmeal mixture over top and spread evenly. Garnish top with thinly sliced apples if desired. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the top is golden and the oats are set. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Freezer-Friendly Instructions: This dish can be frozen after baking, tightly covered, for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to serve it, defrost in the refrigerator for 24 hours then reheat it, covered with foil, in a 325°F oven until hot.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 440, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 5.2g, Cholesterol: 79mg, Sodium: 340mg, Potassium: 209.4mg, Carbohydrates: 48g, Fiber: 7.2g, Sugar: 20.3g, Protein: 12.6g, Vitamin A: 9.1%, Vitamin C: 6.3%, Calcium: 22.8%, Iron: 16.8%
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