Over the Top Oatmeal

oatmealI did not love oatmeal as a child!  I have proof because I wrote about several times in my diary.  I don’t know why I didn’t like it; perhaps it was a Saturday morning staple and I needed a change!  Whatever the reason, I think it’s time to like it again. Recently I found this awesome, hearty oatmeal and fruit recipe I couldn’t wait to try in Country Living Magazines Spring Issue.

It’s worth passing on and I even changed some of the ingredients to put my own unique touch to the recipe.

Oatmeal is a slow burning carb, packed with fiber and is said to reduce cholesterol and help to lower blood pressure.  It’s a great healthy alternative to sweet cereals and worth a try.  Ah, now I know why I didn’t like it as a kid; it was good for me…

Enjoy!

2 cups rolled oats

2 cups fresh cut apple

1 cup walnuts

1/2 teas salt

2 cups whole milk

1/2 cup maple syrup

2 large eggs

2 teas. vanilla

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  As oven heats, mix together in a large bowl dry ingredients.  Divide among 4 baking tins or ramekins.

In a medium bowl, combine and stir milk, syrup, eggs and vanilla.  Pour 1/4 of the syrup mixture over each ramekin.  Place ramekins on baking sheet and bake until golden brown for 25 minutes.

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