There is a reason I only buy Macintosh scented candles and if you've ever walked through an apple orchard when its harvest time, you'll understand why that is. The fragrance of the orchard is intoxicating. I made my annual fall trek to the orchards with Kerry the lovely, my oldest sons girlfriend. Kerry was kind enough to come home from school for the weekend and accompany me to Brookdale Farms. This is our third season going together and do we ever have fun. We always pick huge bags of apples so there is always plenty to eat and plenty to bake with. Soooo....instead of baking up a dessert storm, I thought for a change of pace, I might try this baked breakfast masterpiece. This delicious, filling oatmeal treat is why I love to cook. You can take the most ordinary ingredients throw it all in a casserole and the results are extraordinary. Baked Apple Oatmeal is very close to a deconstructed Apple Crisp, but healthier.
If you are a fan of oatmeal you will absolutely love this easy to make breakfast delight. Oatmeal, brown sugar, dried cranberries, nuts, apples and cinnamon baked along with a few cups of milk. Wow!!!Baked Apple Oatmeal is from a lovely blog I follow called rita-may-recipes.blogspot.com . Pop over and visit Rita's blog for her recipe. You will be so glad you did!! Thank you Rita, it exceeded my expectations.