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Baked Oatmeal with Raisins, Apple, and Maple Syrup

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Make this for breakfast and your kids will ask for more! Can easily be made the night before  and baked in the morning (or even reheated the next day). Great nutrition with lots of fiber, protein, and no white sugar. Swap out the raisins for dried cranberries, dates, or apricots. Add a few tablespoons of ground flaxseed meal for even more good stuff!

Ingredients

2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal

1 cup raisins (save 1/4 cup for topping)

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

2 eggs

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

2 cups milk (dairy, soy, coconut, or almond)

1 tsp vanilla extract

4 TB unsalted butter (melted)

1 cup finely chopped apple

Directions

Combine oats, 3/4 cup raisins, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt and set aside. In separate bowl, whisk eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and melted butter and stir into oat mixture. Add chopped apple, stir, and pour into a greased 8" baking dish. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup raisins on top. Bake at 350-degrees for 45 minutes. Let cool slightly and cut into squares. Makes about 9 servings.