How to make Baked Oats in a nutshell:
- Steal-cut oats are toasted in a skillet to bring out their nuttiness, along with the warming spices of cardamom, nutmeg and ginger.
- Flax seeds, toasted sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds add an earthy element, and a nice crunch, while seasonal apples and maple syrup add just the perfect amount of sweetness.
- The whole thing is placed in the oven to bake, the apples rising to the top, becoming perfectly caramelized.
- While it is baking, its lovely fall aroma wafts through the house, getting your appetite going.
Can these baked oats be made Gluten-Free?
Toast the oats over medium heat stirring constantly for 5 minutes to give them a nutty toasty flavor.
Halfway into it, add the spices and let them toast as well. Enjoy the warm aroma.
Add flax seeds.
Add toasted sesame seeds!
Add pumpkin seeds!
Add the apples to the 10-inch skillet….or transfer to a baking dish.
Then add hot water, and maple syrup.
Place in a 375 F oven and bake for 40 minutes. The apples will rise to the top and begin to caramelize. Brush with a little maple syrup ( or butter) and broil for 1 minute until perfectly golden.
Voila! Your Baked oats are done! With only 15 minutes of hands-on time, the oven does most of the work here!
To serve, you could add a little more maple syrup or a dollop of butter- like Brian prefers.
I like my mine just like it is… light and lean.
Other recipes you may like:
- 1 cup steel-cut oats
- 1 teaspoon cardamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, optional
- 1 tablespoon whole flax seeds , optional
- ¼–1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, or sub pecans or walnuts
- 2–3 apples- cut into ½ inch thick wedges ( honey crisp, gala, pink lady)
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 tablespoons real maple syrup, plus more for after
- 3 ½ cups boiling water
- Serve with maple and butter (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 F and Boil 3 ½ cups of water
- Toast steel cut oats in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat stirring constantly. After 3 minutes add spices, and continue toasting for 2 minutes. Turn heat off.
- If baking in a casserole dish, transfer now, or bake it in the skillet. Add sesame, flax and pumpkin seeds and salt and give a good stir.
- Add apples and pour the boiling water over top. Add the maple syrup, and give another stir and place in the hot oven, uncovered.
- Bake for 40 minutes. At this point, brush the apples with a little more maple syrup ( or use butter) and broil for just a minute to deepen the caramelization until it’s perfectly golden.
- For heartier appetites, serve with butter and maple syrup….or keep it lean.
Use a 10-inch skillet, or an 8x 10-inch baking dish.
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