Monday, May 31, 2010

Apple and Oat Breakfast Pudding

We have been eating Baked Oatmeal every week for about 3 months. While my husband and son both love it, to say we are in a breakfast rut is putting it nicely. So one Saturday morning when I was up early, and my son was being entertained with cartoons, I decided to give this new recipe a try.

By the time it was out of the oven, my husband was up and my son was begging for breakfast. This recipe did not disappoint! It tasted like Bread Pudding...and it was a huge hit with our family! It was a little more hands-on work than the Baked Oatmeal, but it was so great, that I didn't mind at all.

We barely had any leftovers, so next time I will double the recipe so we can see how it reheats for the week. I will also leave out the nutmeg or just sprinkle the top with cinnamon, because I really didn't like that flavor, but it was a rich, thick pudding that almost tasted like dessert with only 3 tablespoons of sugar!

I'm sharing this at Eat at Home's Ingredient Spotlight: Milk.

Apple and Oat Breakfast Pudding
recipe from recipezaar through The Grocery Cart Challenge

2 cups nonfat milk
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 medium baking apple (peeled, cored, and diced)
1 cup rolled oat (not quick oats)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly coat a 1 quart baking dish with oil spray.

Combine the milk, sugar, butter, cinnamon, and salt in a 2 quart saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, over high heat for 4 minutes to scald the milk. Add the apple and the oats. Continue cooking on High for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.

Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, stir thoroughly. Sprinkle the top with nutmeg. Return to the oven and bake for 15 more minutes.


  1. I'm going to make this! I think I might have to bake it the night before though. We don't leave that much time for breakfast in the mornings.

  2. I am going to make this this weekend. Wow, looks like a breakfast desert. Perfect for a lazy Sunday morning.