You only need about 10 minutes of prep time to pull together a delicious breakfast casserole! This Crumb-Topped Cranberry Baked Oatmeal is full of seasonal ingredients and warm spices for an easy make-ahead breakfast or a special holiday brunch. Tart cranberries, creamy yogurt, and crumbly cinnamon topping create the perfect combination of fall flavors and textures!
It’s officially the season for toasty, comforting breakfast casseroles! While I love a cold and refreshing protein shake or smoothie in the summer, I consistently find myself craving a warmer option when the seasons change. I am SO excited to share this gem of a recipe with you today, because it is officially one of my new favorite breakfasts. You guys, it is SO GOOD.
I picked up all of the ingredients that I needed to make this dish in one easy stop at my local Kroger. I particularly love the Natural Foods Department because I can find refrigerated and frozen foods, as well as fitness bars, snacks, and gluten-free, wheat-free and dairy-free products.
Beyond the fridge and pantry, the Department also carries an assortment of natural and organic health and beauty products to choose from. And since it’s all conveniently located in one spot, there’s no running around the store looking for each ingredient, and I know that I’m getting a good price for the high quality real foods that I want to feed my family.
The refrigerated section in the Natural Foods Department is a particular favorite. Just look at all of that variety!!
For this baked oatmeal, I used Silk unsweetened organic soymilk as my liquid of choice!
And to finish off an already delicious meal, you will definitely want to pick up this decadent Noosa Yoghurt. I used the Cranberry Apple flavor with this dish since it paired so nicely with the applesauce and cranberries in the oatmeal, but the Pumpkin or Vanilla flavors also work well (trust me, I’ve tried just about ALL of them!).
The cool, creamy yogurt is the perfect companion for a warm and chewy baked oatmeal. Plus, it adds a nice kick of additional protein for extra staying power. Who can argue with that, right?!
And finally, let’s just top it all off with one of my favorite cereals of all time — Kashi GoLean Crisp! Cinnamon Crumble. Oh, my…this stuff is incredible! It’s like you’re eating all of the best crunchy clusters in a batch of spiced granola, AND it’s full of protein.
The cinnamon crumbles on top add that CRUNCH that I love. And if you’re like me, a few extra sweet and tart chewy cranberries on top are a must (I grabbed the cranberries in the bulk bins of Kroger’s Natural Foods Department, too).
So in about 10 minutes you can mix together this delicious oatmeal, pop it in the oven, and have breakfasts on hand for the rest of the week. A single serving only needs to be reheated in the microwave for about 30 seconds…totally my kind of weekday meal! Either that, or just serve the breakfast casserole to a hungry crowd…in which case it will be devoured in a matter of minutes!
If you’re planning to pull this recipe together soon, don’t miss out on Kroger’s Nature’s Market Breakfast promotion! Between October 14 and October 27, 2015, you can get 1 FREE dozen Simple Truth (Cage-Free) Eggs when you purchase any 3 participating Silk, Kashi, or Noosa items. The redemption happens at the register when you use your loyalty card — no coupons or codes necessary!
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Crumb-Topped Cranberry Baked Oatmeal
- 2 cups uncooked oats
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
- 1 tablespoon chopped pecans
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 ½ cups Silk Soy Milk
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 large egg, beaten
- For Topping:
- Cranberry Apple or Vanilla Noosa Yoghurt
- Kashi GoLean Crisp! Cinnamon Crumble Cereal
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Combine dry ingredients (oats through salt) in a large bowl.
- Combine wet ingredients (syrup, soy milk, applesauce, melted butter, and egg) in a separate bowl.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients; stir until combined.
- Pour oat mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray.
- Bake for 25-35 minutes (or until center is set, but it’s still moist).
- Serve warm oatmeal in individual dishes and garnish with a dollop of Noosa yoghurt and approximately 2 tablespoons of Cinnamon Crumble Cereal. Enjoy!
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