Baked oatmeal is the kind of recipe that sounds like a contradiction when you first encounter it. It’s baked, and it’s oatmeal? Isn’t oatmeal supposed to be a quick stovetop thing? Well, yes, but hear us out. Oats stirred together with many different mix-ins allows them to soak up extra flavor, plus you can make a big batch for a crowd without manning the stove, or dishing up a toppings bar. Not to mention, the addition of eggs in the batter make this breakfast deliciously pudding-like. Most baked oatmeals call for regular milk, but this makes use of coconut milk, instead. It’s both great for the dairy-free, and tasty for anyone.
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and divided, plus more for baking dish
1 cup coconut flakes
2 sweet-tart apples (such as Pink Lady), cut into ½-in. pieces, divided
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup raisins
2 cups grated carrots (from 2 medium carrots), divided
1 cup walnut pieces, coarsely chopped, divided
1 13.5- to 13.66-oz. can light coconut milk
2 large eggs
1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1½ teaspoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon orange zest (from 1 orange)
½ cup packed light brown sugar, divided
Sat fat 7g
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 375°F. Generously butter a 9-by-13-inch (or other 3-quart) baking dish. Spread coconut flakes on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until golden, about 3 minutes. Remove from oven.
Arrange half of the apple pieces in prepared baking dish. Top with oats, toasted coconut flakes, raisins, 1 cup carrots, and ￼½ cup walnut pieces. Whisk together coconut milk, eggs, cinnamon, salt, orange zest, ¼￼ cup sugar, 2 tablespoons melted butter, 2¼ ￼cups water, and remaining 1 cup carrots in a large bowl.
Pour milk mixture over oat mixture. Using the back of a large spoon, press top of mix- ture, making sure liquid soaks through to bottom of dish. Mix together remaining apple pieces, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and ￼¼ cup sugar. Sprinkle apple mixture and remaining ½￼ cup walnut pieces over oats.
Bake until edges are bubbling and center is set, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before serving. If making oatmeal in advance, let cool completely before covering and refrigerating. To reheat, spoon into serving bowls, then add a splash of milk and gently heat in microwave until warmed through.
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