Apple Walnut Baked Oatmeal

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Holly Richardson
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Adapted from Cookie and Kate

Paleo & gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan

Recipe makes:  1 8x8 pan or a pie dish

Don’t ask me why, but I avoided oats and grains for 2+ years and I’ve found a newfound love for oats and baked oatmeal specifically. This apple walnut (plus hidden banana) variation is my favorite one to date, and let’s just say I’ve made about 1 batch per week over the last 2 months. I highly encourage you to experiment with your favorite fruits and nuts, make it seasonal and have fun with it! Some other variations I’ve done are: raspberry banana cashew, peach coconut & mocha. Let me know what you create!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon coconut brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 2 apples, chopped
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 chia eggs
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Optional: sauté chopped apples in pan on low heat with maple syrup and coconut brown sugar for 5 min, or until soft
  • Combine dry ingredients in bowl first, then add wet. Mix thoroughly.
  • Pour evenly in the pan and bake for 30-40 min. Let it cool.

Pro Tips:

  • To make chia eggs, use 2 tablespoon of chia seeds + 5 tablespoons of water in bowl and refrigerate. Do this while starting the recipe and then they’ll be ready when everything is prepared.
  • Using one mashed banana in all baked oatmeal recipes, adds a nice natural sweetness and no need for other maple syrup or sugar.
  • Make it fun and bake what’s in season! If you don’t have coconut or all the ingredients, use what you have at home. You can also use frozen fruit!
  • If you want to make it nut free, try this combo -- coconut milk, hemp seeds, shredded coconut, plus your favorite fruit.
  • If you want to make mocha baked oatmeal, use cacao powder, coffee (instead of almond milk), cacao nibs and dark chocolate
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