Baked oats with apple & cinnamon

These baked oats are comfort at its best, warming and sweet tasting without added sugar. Oats have been found to support sleep so not only are they perfect source of energy at breakfast, but also in the evening.

Serves: 2 | Suitable for new parents and from 6 months | Vegan | Not suitable for freezing | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 160g oats
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and cored
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Handful raisins
  • 500ml oat milk
  • 1 tbsp nut butter or tahini
  • Sprinkle of brown sugar (optional)
  • Make this baby friendly: grate the apple instead of cutting into chunks and remove sprinkling of sugar on top and serve before baking for a smoother consistency for 6 month olds.

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/ Gas mark 4. In a microwave proof mixing bowl, soak the oats in a cup of boiling water for around 10 minutes, until all or most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  • While the oats are soaking, peel and roughly chop the apple into small chunks. Add the apple to the oat mixture and all the other ingredients and stir well.
  • Pop the oat mixture into the microwave for 3 minutes, taking out half way through to stir. After 3 minutes most of the liquid should have been absorbed and be the consistency of porridge.
  • Give it a stir and transfer to two greased ramekins. Decorate with extra raisins and a sprinkle of cinnamon and brown sugar and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it stand for 10 minutes. Enjoy warm.