For some reason food that’s served inside of other food is better. For example: Clam chowder in a bread bowl, a big taco salad in a crispy tortilla shell or a sweet treat in a chocolate candy cup are twice as good because the entire dish is edible. Well, oatmeal can also be doubly delicious.
Use the method below to bake a bowl of oatmeal served in a warm, comforting baked apple.
(Oatmeal serving sizes will vary, based on apple sizes)
· Brown sugar
· Butter (we used Brummel & Brown®)
· Pumpkin pie spice
· Maple syrup
Note: Toppings and fillings are adaptable for your tastes. Dried cranberries would probably work perfectly in this dish as well.
Carefully carve off the top of the apple with a knife. Scoop out the inside of the apple with a spoon, removing the core, seeds and leaving more space for oatmeal. (A bigger apple will allow for a larger serving of oatmeal) Pour oats in the apple (i.e. ¼ or ⅓ cup), cover oats with water, either 3 times the amount of water to oats, or fill until apple cannot fit any more water. Top apple with desired ingredients. We used a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, ½ tsp. butter, sprinkle of brown sugar and a few golden raisins.
Place apples on a baking sheet and cover with foil. Bake apples at 425° for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the oatmeal has cooked and apples are soft. Place apple in a serving bowl or on a plate and top with cinnamon and maple syrup.
Don’t forget to try other fall favorite recipes:
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