We’re reaching that really hard stage of winter, where the snow has turned to slush and the holiday glow wore off weeks ago but it’s still chilly. Time to eat apple crumble first thing in the morning and call it breakfast!
Joking, but not really. This Baked Apple Fig Oatmeal is so hard to resist that I ate it for both breakfast and lunch the next day! I love the chewiness of figs and the slight crunch of just-cooked apples in contrast to creamy, comforting, cinnamon-y oatmeal. Make a batch on Sunday and have breakfast ready to go for the entire week!
I’m not usually much for oatmeal but I’m so on board with this baked oatmeal trend! Which supposedly started like two years ago according to the internet, but let’s say I’m fashionably late. I was so reluctant to try it because I’m sorry, but oatmeal is gooey. Gooey is definitely one of those words you should never write on a food blog, but here we are. You have to make it every morning and if you don’t eat it right away it congeals weirdly.
And now I’m kicking myself for not giving baked oatmeal a chance sooner, because this is a completely different dish. Crisp on top, different textures of fruit, and no goo to be found. Sorry I doubted you, oatmeal.
You can cut the sugar down even further if you don’t love sweet breakfasts, but the way it’s written is a crowd pleaser. Dates are also a great substitute for figs!
This is great served hot on its own, cold with milk poured over, or any combination.
Baked Apple Fig Oatmeal
- 3 T. butter
- 2 cups nonfat milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 t. baking powder
- 2 t. cinnamon
- 1/2 t. salt
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup dried figs diced
- 2 tart baking apples peeled & diced
- Preheat the oven to 325°.
- Melt butter in a large mixing bowl. Whisk in milk, eggs, and vanilla.
- Stir in brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Fold in oats and dried figs.
- Scatter apples in the bottom of a greased baking dish and pour oatmeal mixture evenly over the apples.
- Bake at 325° for 40-45 minutes, until the top is golden brown.