I never used to be a big oatmeal fan. I've tried to be. I know it's super healthy and filling. My brother eats it all the time. He'll even put cocoa in it and make chocolate oatmeal for a snack.
This pretty much changed my mind. I really liked it this way. I think it's a texture thing. I liked it more firm like a casserole rather than all soggy and mushy in a bowl. The apples were fantastic!
I ate this for breakfast for a couple of days after and it was still great. I just microwaved it and added a little splash of milk and it was perfect. Not mushy at all.
I have made this with regular milk and almond milk and it works great both ways!
I seriously love breakfast for dinner. On the other hand, I can't tell you how many times I'll make pulled pork or something with leftovers and totally want a sandwich in the morning of breakfast. Clearly I am backwards.
I also made awesome zucchini egg fritatta nests to go along with this. It was an excellent dinner.
2 2/3 cups old fashioned oats (not instant)
1/2 cup golden raisins
4 cups milk, regular or almond
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsp. butter, melted, Earth Balance works great too.
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
2 medium apples, unpeeled and chopped
Heat oven to 350. Mix everything together and pour into a 9 x 13 pan coated with cooking spray. Bake uncovered 40 - 45 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Serve with additional milk if desired.
Total calories = 1979 calories
8 servings = 247 calories per serving
1 serving Apple Baked Oatmeal + 3 Zucchini Egg Frittata Nests = 478 calorie dinner
Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.