Cranberry Maple Pecan Baked Oatmeal

I haven’t left the house since Friday evening. And for reference, it is going on 3pm Sunday afternoon. My little Piper has come down with a bug and has been fighting a fever all weekend. We’re just hoping to get her well before Santa’s arrival!

This weekend is a perfect example of how truthful I feel my theory on “busy-ness” feels at times. I often say that the less you do the less you’re capable of doing. I normally manage to do…a LOT in a day (work, motherhood, exercise, cooking, etc) but the past few days have been quite the opposite. I have excelled in doing nothing other than taking care of my sick little babe.

Case in point: I am dreading going to put on something other than pajamas as soon as I hit publish on this post and the thought of putting on make-up is daunting. I’ve gone without…since Friday.

For the record, I HAVE showered. And exercised. Overall though, Piper and I are in a total funk this weekend. My next tasks include: grocery shopping, organizing gifts (what’s going where), and worst of all, PACKING. Ugh. It’s a good thing I’m going to work tomorrow morning – I’ve got to snap out of this lazy streak!

But, last week…I was slaying it. I baked all my Christmas cookies, I wrapped all my gifts, I was incredibly busy at work and left most days with my email inbox all read and responded to. I even brought in breakfast for my staff meeting on Tuesday that I had baked on Monday night. I killed it last week! (Including some really easy, delicious, and healthy dinner meals that are comin’ at ya VERY soon!)

The team definitely had a good laugh when I explained that one piece of this Cranberry Maple Pecan Baked Oatmeal was missing because I had to photograph it (and sample it!) that morning so that it could be featured on my blog. Whether you’re looking for a sweet, yet not-too-sinful holiday breakfast, something that can be prepped ahead of time, or a way to use up those leftover fresh cranberries, this breakfast gem will not disappoint. And do NOT skip over the orange zest – it’s what makes the recipe!


Cranberry Maple Pecan Baked Oatmeal
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Serves: 9 servings (3x3-inch each)
 
Ingredients
Oatmeal:
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 5 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, halved
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
Cinnamon Glaze:
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1-2 tsp low-fat milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 9-by-9-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond milk, maple syrup, egg, orange zest, and vanilla extract until well-combined. Pour the wet ingredients in with the dry and mix until combined; fold in the halved cranberries and chopped pecans.
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden and the oatmeal is set. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
  4. While the oatmeal rests, mix together all of the ingredients for the glaze. Drizzle desired amount of glaze over the oatmeal immediately before serving.
Notes
Recipe ever so slightly adapted from Recipe Runner
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/9 recipe Calories: 157 Fat: 4.2 Carbohydrates: 27.0 Sugar: 13.6 Sodium: 222 Fiber: 2.9 Protein: 3.3 Cholesterol: 20
Be well,

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2 Comments

  1. Tracy
    December 25, 2018 / 12:53 am

    This looks sooooo delicious! If it weren’t almost midnight on Christmas Eve, I might just run to the store to buy an orange for the zest! Count me in, though Ü You always have the best recipes. Thanks for always sharing.
    Happy Holidays and have a Super Healthy and Happy New Year, Nicole ♥

  2. Jacky
    December 26, 2018 / 9:30 am

    “the less you do the less you’re capable of doing.l, love that. So true, I need to remind myself of that is the upcoming year. Merry Christmas and happy new year!

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