Mother's Day is this Sunday and this would be a great brunch item to serve, but it's easy to make and it's nutritious, so enjoy it any day! You can use any type of "milk" and any type of nuts if you don't like Pecans.
APPLE PECAN CINNAMON BAKED OATMEAL
2 cups Milk of your choice (I used coconut milk)
2 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup pecans, divided
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 ½ teaspoons cinnamon, divided
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
½ cup maple syrup
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil, melted, plus more for greasing the dish
2-3 large sweet-tart apples (like Honeycrisp or Gala), cored, and diced
Sliced apples, for garnish, optional
Preheat the oven to 325°f. Grease a 9-inch baking dish with butter or coconut oil; set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the oats, ½ cup pecans, baking powder, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix well.
In another bowl, break up the eggs with a whisk; then whisk in the milk, maple syrup, and vanilla until well combined.
Add the milk mixture to the oat mixture, along with the melted butter. Stir well to combine.
Combine the diced apples and remaining pecans in a bowl. Toss with the remaining cinnamon, then scatter the apples evenly on the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
Pour the oatmeal mixture over top and spread evenly. Garnish top with thinly sliced apples if desired. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the top is golden and the oats are set. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Try not to eat the entire dish in one sitting😜