Need an upgrade from regular soaked oats? Try this soaked maple apple baked oatmeal! It’s a tasty and fun breakfast the whole family will enjoy.
Kids in the kitchen.
If you follow along on my Instagram account you’ll know that I absolutely love to have my kids help me in the kitchen. And yes, I’m being serious. 😉 You might think that having 6 kids helping in one little kitchen sounds stressful (and yes, it can be sometimes), but it’s usually quite fun, and breathes new life into jobs I’ve been able to do in my sleep for years now.
I don’t always have all of them helping me out, usually it’s just #1 and #4, since they’re the “most homemaker-y” of my kids, but in the early mornings, when my oldest are doing their school work, my younger ones get the chance to help a little more.
Like with this soaked maple apple baked oatmeal.
Soaked maple apple baked oatmeal.
Oatmeal has always been a breakfast staple in our house. And I don’t mean those little packets you add water too. Even though my hubby grew up on those, I didn’t, and I could never see the sense in buying expensive little packs of something you could buy a whole big bag of for cheaper. And you’d get more breakfasts out of it, too. Silly convenience foods. They might be convenient for your habit of sleeping in, but they’re not very convenient for your wallet!
Anyway, my family loves oatmeal (or oat kasha, as they call it), and we eat it at least twice a week for breakfast. I usually soak it overnight to help reduce the phytic acid and make the nutrients in the oats more accessible to our bodies, but I don’t usually make baked oatmeal. I usually opt for the quick ‘n easy stove-top boil on most mornings.
Sometimes you just need a little something extra special, though. 😉 So the other morning, when oat kasha was on the menu and I had two helpers I needed to give jobs to, I decided to make something a little fancier then the regular ol’ kasha.
You can’t win them all.
My 4- and 6-year olds are both excellent kitchen helpers, and they made short order of my kasha up-do. They whisked, measured, stirred, cracked eggs, and waited patiently (sort of) for their masterpiece to get out of the oven.
And then, to my utter surprise, they decided they liked plain old oat kasha better.
Sigh. Some days you just can’t beat plain, I guess. But my husband practically inhaled his, and I even took a little bite (I’m intolerant to oats) and it was pretty delicious! So I thought I’d share it with y’all, even if my silly kids weren’t impressed. :p
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Soaked Maple Apple Baked Oatmeal
Free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 2 1/2 cups gluten-free oats
- 5 cups water
- 2 tablespoons whey, lemon juice, or apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup dairy-free milk (I use my homemade coconut milk)
- 2 eggs
- 1/4-1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (I use my homemake extract)
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 gala or johnagold apples, diced
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (I’ll show you how to make your own)
Soak the oats in the water and whey, lemon juice, or apple cider vinegar overnight.
In the morning, preheat the oven to 325 and grease a 8×12-inch baking dish.
Strain the oats into a colander and set aside.
In large bowl (I use the one that was soaking the oats), whisk together remaining ingredients, except the baking powder.
Add oats back into mixture and mix until well combined.
Sprinkle baking powder on top, and quickly mix in.
Pour mixture into prepared baking dish, and bake for 35 minutes.
I’ve never tried soaking my oats. I have to try that. This looks like a much healthier option than the packets.
It definitely is, Katie! I hope you get to give it a try!
This looks so good! I love having my kiddos helping in the kitchen too. Cooking is a great life skill and I love passing that along to both my girls and both my boys at a young age!
Glad to hear it, Jamie! I’m sure your kiddos will be blessed with all the info you share. 😉
I bet this smells wonderful! I love to make oatmeal for a quick breakfast. Can’t wait to try this!
Oh yes, it does! I hope you enjoy it, Jessica!
Such a perfect winter breakfast!!
Sounds like a wonderful and hearty breakfast or anytime meal. The apple and maple flavors make plain oatmeal a tasty treat. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!
Glad to share, Marla! Thanks for stopping by!
I definitely go through phases when it comes to eating oatmeal. Like your husband, I grew up more on the instant packet kind.
This sounds really good, though! Pinning for later. 🙂
Thanks, Clarinda! 🙂
Th is looks really good! This shows my ignorance, but while I know that overnight or soaked oats are a trend right now, I didn’t know that soaking them actually had beenfits. Good to know!
Thanks, Celeste! 😉 Glad to help increase your knowledge. Haha!
This baked version looks so completely yummy! I love the maple!!
Thanks so much, Emily! Maple is a wonderful flavor. 🙂
Pinned! Can’t wait to try this 🙂
I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
Your Baked Oatmeal looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. We look forward to seeing you again real soon!
Thank you so much, Helen! Always glad to share. 🙂
I’ve been looking for something to add to my soaked oats! The first time I made soaked oats I couldn’t get over how silky smooth and sweet they were and was instantly hooked. My hubby was less impressed. Said he liked his packet oatmeal, microwaved, better. Ew! Thanks for sharing this with the Homestead Blog Hop! I’ll make sure to give it a try. Hope to see you again next Wednesday!
Glad to share, Lauren! I hope you get a chance to enjoy them (with or without your hubby 😉 ).
perfect combo! yum
I’m trying this soon!
I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
Raia, this sounds so so good! I want to have a bowl… or ten! 🙂
Thank you so much, Monica!
I love baked oatmeal! This sounds so delicious with the maple and apples. I love that your kiddos help make this. I also love that you called #1 and #4 “homemaker-y” … so cute!
Haha. 😉 Thanks, Emily.
What a yummy breakfast and what cute kids you have!
😉 Thanks, Linda!
I love recipes like this for quick and easy nourishing meals in the morning!
It’s great to have them as options, isn’t it?
Can’t wait to try this! I have been looking for a recipe like this for a while. Thank you!
I hope you enjoy it, Krystal! 🙂