It is a cold winter weekend here in Missouri. I woke up this morning to 4 degrees F and did not want to get out of bed because it was so nice and warm.
I thought while everyone else was sleeping I would make something for breakfast. We need to go to the store so there was not much to work with, so I took inventory. We had a lot of apples because Laura got them on sale. UMMMM? What to make?
I found a recipe for Caramelized Apple Pancake online from Jenny Can Cook.
Everyone in the family really liked this. It was very easy and I had the ingredients but I only had 3 eggs so I could only make a single batch which serves 2… I was serving 5.
I decided to make something else with apples because I knew this would just be a taste for everyone. I looked around the kitchen and saw we had almost full container of oatmeal , so I started creating.
Baked Caramel Apple Oatmeal
3 Red Delicious apples cored and cut in 1 inch cubes
5 T butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 t Cinnamon
1/4 t Nutmeg
5 cups water
3 cups oatmeal
1 pinch salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Bring water, 2 T butter, and a pinch of salt to a boil.
Cut apples into 1 inch cubes.
In oven safe skillet or cast iron skillet melt 3 T butter and 1/2 (up to 1 cup) brown sugar till caramelized and bubbly.
Add apples and cook for 5 minutes.
Add oatmeal to boiling water and stir well. Cook on medium high for 5 minutes until water is absorbed and oatmeal is ready to serve. ( follow package directions)
Add oatmeal to caramelized apples and stir well. Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes till browned on top.
Let this set for about 5 minutes then sprinkle with powder sugar.
The only thing this needs is a cold glass of milk!
Enjoy…. we did.