Well it’s here. My first day of orientation for Physician Assistant school. Holy cow. I am a bundle of emotions this morning … excited, scared, nervous, anxious, ready, sad to leave my babies, and so much more. However, most of all I am proud. I am finally starting the process to accomplish a lifelong dream and I am lucky enough that I have a husband who supports my 100% and family members that are ready to help us along the way. Here we go.
With that being said, my mornings and days are about to get 100x crazier and planning ahead is going to be the only way we succeed. One way to do that is with my meal planning and including easy to prep meals for different breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. A family favorite is baked oatmeal.
I bought a lot of cranberries in December since the fresh ones were everywhere and I realized how tasty they would be in baked oatmeal. I simply modified my recipe for apple cinnamon baked oatmeal and the final product was perfection. The cranberries add a nice tart flavor and everything else is great. Enjoy!
Cranberry Apple Baked Oatmeal
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Ingredients (6 servings)
- 2 cups oats
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup frozen cranberries
- 2 cups diced apples
- 2 tablespoons Stevia (for baking)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon ground flax
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup egg whites (4 whites)
- 1 cup unsweetented coconut milk
- 1 cup water
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder, salt, stevia, cinnamon, nutmeg, chia seeds, and flax. Stir in the apples and cranberries and set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and eggs whites. Add the coconut milk, water, and vanilla. Pour over the dry mixture and stir to combine.
Pour everything into a glass 7x11in baking dish or an 8x8in baking dish. Cook for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown.
*I make this on the weekend and store in the fridge for easy and fast breakfasts during the week! It also freezes great.
I’m taking suggestions as to easy to prep meals. If you have a slow-cooker meal, freezer meal, or breakfast you love pass it on! My family will thank you 😉