Oatmeal Baked Apples

Hi Friends 🙂

I’m so glad that many of you will participate in Carly’s Great Blogging Pumpkin Carving Contest 2010! It should be a fun time and I can’t wait to see all of the entries 🙂

Jason and I started watching The Book of Eli last night — I could only last an hour because I had blogs to read needed to get to bed!

It was very strange — most movies that are set in the future are not my favorites — they are too confusing! I can’t even think of any examples — I must have blocked them all out! We’ll watch the rest of Eli tonight and I hope it gets more interesting.

Check out these adorable apples I picked up a few days ago. I love how lopsided they are. How sweet!

There are millions of Apple Crisp/Baked Apple recipes out there. Almost all of them include some amount of flour, sugar and butter. I wanted to make it a little different and it turned out pretty well!

Oatmeal Baked Apples

4 apples, cored and sliced thin

1/4 cup flour (I used ground oats)

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup oats

1/4 cup applesauce (or less to make it more crumbly)

1 generous sprinkle of cinnamon

1 tsp maple syrup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat pie pan with non stick spray. Core and slice apples; lay them in the pie pan:

Sprinkle apples with cinnamon and toss to lightly coat. Mix flour, brown sugar, oats, maple syrup and applesauce. Top apples with flour mixture. Bake for 20-25 minutes until apples are tender. If you like lots of “crisp” topping — double the mixture I made (or use 2 apples instead of 4) — I wanted more apples than topping. Crazy, I know.

This made a lovely addition to breakfast — I had a small Pumpkin Pie Monster along with my apples.

A great way to start the day 🙂

What did you have for breakfast today?

How do you keep your schedule straight? Are you a list maker or a calendar keeper? As crazy as it sounds, I actually have a really good memory and can keep track of dates and upcoming events pretty accurately. But I also write a million lists a day. How about you?