I 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…
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.