Apple Cinnamon Raisin and Walnut Baked Oatmeal

oatmeal bake

We eat grits in the south. Lots of grits prepared in lots of creative ways. So it has taken me a while to warm up to the texture and flavor of oatmeal. My friend Helen is from Michigan. She taught me to reconsider and appreciate oatmeal. Who knew that you could bake oatmeal and actually make it taste better with fresh and dried fruit and nuts and cinnamon? It tastes more like dessert than breakfast.

Helen uses this quick, do ahead, baked oatmeal recipe to serve to house guests at her B and B. I was lucky to sample it at a recent Saturday post exercise breakfast that I hosted at my home for my walking group girlfriends. Straight from the oven with a touch of real maple syrup, this oatmeal proved that it can warm the soul. Thanks to Helen who adapted this recipe from Super Natural Everyday and the Brown Eyed Baker.

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