Easter is almost here! And we all know that means brunch for the family. With this Oatmeal Apple and Blueberry bake, you can treat your loved ones to delightful aromas of spices and apples wafting through the kitchen on Easter morning. This dish will surely add to the festive spirit of Easter morning. Healthy, hearty, and warm, you can dollop yogurt or a drizzle of honey for a comforting and wholesome brunch dish that will delight everyone around the table. And, for those needing a hearty dessert, you can reheat this dish and add a scoop of ice cream for later!

Happy Easter, everyone!

Easter Oatmeal Apple and Blueberry Bake

Directions

  1. Lightly coat an 8-inch square (2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. Whisk together eggs, 1 1/4 c milk, vanilla, apple pie spice, salt, 1/2 cup of the brown sugar, and 5 tablespoons of the melted butter in a large bowl. Add apple cubes, 3 cups of the oats, 1/2 cup of the slivered almonds, and 1/2 cup of the dried blueberries; stir to combine. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish; cover with plastic wrap.
  2. Stir together remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar, 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1/2 cup oats, and 1/2 cup almonds in a medium bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Place covered baking dish and covered bowl in refrigerator; chill 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. While oven preheats, remove baking dish and bowl from refrigerator; remove plastic wrap. Drizzle 1/4 milk on top then stir apple-oat mixture in baking dish. Sprinkle top evenly with oat-almond topping mixture.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until mixture is set in the middle and topping is golden brown, about 35 minutes. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup dried blueberries. Cool 10 minutes. Serve warm.