This warm and comforting Apple Cherry Baked Oatmeal uses only natural fruit to create it's lightly sweet flavor.
Total Cost: $4.32 recipe / $0.72 serving
1cupfrozen pitted sweet cherries $1.56
1 1/2cupsunsweetened applesauce $1.31
2large eggs $0.32
1/2tspvanilla extract $0.14
1/2tspalmond extract $0.14
3/4tspbaking powder $0.03
2cupsuncooked old fashioned rolled oats $0.34
Take the cherries out of the freezer and allow them to thaw. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, whisk together the apple sauce, eggs, vanilla and almond extracts, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. Once combined, add the milk and whisk until smooth.
Roughly chop the cherries and add them to the bowl of liquid ingredients, along with the rolled oats. Stir with a spoon until combined.
Lightly coat an 8"x8" or 9"x9" baking dish with non-stick spray. Pour the oat mixture into the dish and then bake for 40-45 minutes, or until golden brown on top and no longer tacky in the center. Divide into six portions and serve warm.
Uneaten portions can be refrigerated and eaten cold at a later time or briefly microwaved to reheat.