*This post is brought to you by Quaker!
Last month I shared with you a delicious recipe from Quaker for Cinnamon Bun Scones and how when Quaker Oats are paired with milk they’re not only a delicious, but a nutritious and winning combination. When combined they’re a great way to start the day and the calcium from both combined with the fiber and iron from the oatmeal and protein, potassium and vitamins D, A and B12 from milk give you the energy you need to get through a busy day. With the holidays just around the corner there is lots of shopping, cooking, cleaning, and traveling to be done and I don’t know about you, but I need something that will give me enough energy to get through daily life with a toddler and baby on the way.
This month I decided to share with you another delicious recipe using Quaker Oats and since Thanksgiving is a few weeks away I thought it would be fitting to share something that can enjoyed with family and friends for the holidays, but was easy to make and contains good for you foods like Quaker Oats. The great thing about this recipe is the toddler got to help me make it and it tasted even better than normal because we made it together, plus it gave us some extra bonding time before baby brother arrives next week!
- 2 1/2 pounds medium Granny Smith (about 5 or 6), peeled, cored, and sliced 1/4 inch thick
- 2 to 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, plus extra for coating the dish
- vanilla ice cream
- Heat the oven to 350°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Lightly coat an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with butter.
- Combine the apples, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon of the salt in a large bowl and toss to coat. Place the apple mixture in the prepared baking dish and set aside.
- Using the same bowl as for mixing the apples, mix together the brown sugar, oats, flour, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt until evenly combined. With your fingertips, blend in the butter pieces until small clumps form and the butter is well incorporated, about 2 minutes.
- Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apples and bake until the streusel is crispy and the apples are tender, about 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool on a rack at least 30 minutes before serving.
- Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Instead of combining milk and Quaker Oats for this recipe I substituted milk for ice cream because when it comes to desserts, ice cream is the same as milk, RIGHT? I mean it does have milk after all…
I just happen to love Quaker for their good for you Oats, but also because they like to give back to the community and right now they have their #BetterTogether campaign going on with the Kroger Co. Family of Stores and they’re donating $25,000 to feed families in need by donating to Feeding America! Of course you can show your support by tweeting a picture of you and your family enjoying your oatmeal + milk creation by including @Quaker and #BetterTogether in your tweet!