February 21, 2024

The following recipe for Baked Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal is from SurvivalBlog reader M.M..  She writes:

“This is a great ‘throw together’ recipe that uses what you have on hand. The key here is to be flexible. If you do not have a fresh apple, dried would work or even apple sauce. While I did not use nutmeg in this batch, that would make a nice addition, as would some raisins. Or you can swap pecans for walnuts, if that’s what’s in your pantry. You can even substitute part or all of the brown sugar with some maple syrup or honey… let your taste buds and your pantry be your guide!”

  • 2 Cups old fashion rolled oats
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 C brown sugar
  • Heaping ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 T butter, melted (plus more to grease baking dish)
  • ¾ can evaporated milk
  • ¾ T cinnamon
  • 1 large apple, diced (I used Cortland)
  • 2/3 C chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tsp baking powder

Grease a baking dish, 9-inch square or 10 in shallow round works well, with some softened butter. Mix all ingredients in large bowl. It will have a thick, wet consistency. Spread in greased baking dish and bake for about 35 minutes in a 350-degree oven. It should be browned but still moist when done. It may crumble a bit or hold together more like a bar, depending on what substitutions you may have made – but it’ll taste good and is a wonderful warm dish on a chilly day.

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