The first time I had baked oatmeal was in a Lancaster County diner. I love a good bowl of oatmeal for breakfast but this took it to a whole new level! We grew up on honey drizzled oatmeal and grits not boxed sugary faux food. The baked oatmeal was more like an oatmeal cake but it contained eggs. I’ve been playing in the kitchen and finally found what I love and an egg-lover would not even know what’s missing!
My Vegan Baked Oatmeal is a perfect way to prepare a healthy breakfast, for a week, in one quick bake. I suppose a week long breakfast depends on the number of mouths to feed but ours lasts long enough to keep 2 mouths happy.
It’s one of those dishes which can be prepared the night before and baked in the morning. Perfect for overnight guests.
Lastly, this is treat is nearly fat-free (2.6 grams per serving, almonds) and low in sugar (10 grams, maple syrup and unsweetened applesauce) and egg-free! It’s easily made gluten-free by using gluten-free oats.
Now it’s your turn to play with different flavors. Toss in coconut flakes, chocolate chips, blueberries, strawberries, peaches or banana (caramelize the banana prior to serving instead of baking it with the dish). I plan on soaking some dates in rum and mixing those in…
Boost fiber or protein by adding chia seeds, hemp hearts, quinoa or more nuts.
This is treat is nearly fat-free (2.6 grams per serving, almonds) and low in sugar (10 grams, maple syrup and unsweetened applesauce).
Add different flavors by tossing in coconut flakes, chocolate chips, blueberries, strawberries, peaches or banana (caramelize the banana prior to serving instead of baking with the dish) Boost nutrition by adding chia seeds, hemp hearts or other nuts.
- 1 flax egg (1/4 cup water and 1 tablespoon ground flax)
- 3 cups rolled or quick oats (gluten-free based on dietary needs)
- ⅓ cup chopped almonds or nuts
- 1½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk
- ½ cup applesauce
- ½ cup maple syrup or agave
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Optional: ¼ teaspoon almond extract
- Optional: ¼ cup brown sugar, to sprinkle on top just before baking
- Preheat the oven to 350º F.
- Prepare the flax eggs by combining the water and flax, set aside.
- Combine the oats, nuts, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
- In a separate bowl combine the milk, applesauce, syrup and extract.
- Add the flax eggs to the milk mixture, stir to combine. Blend the milk and oat mixture.
- Scoop into a prepared 9-inch pie dish or 8x8-inch baking dish.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes.
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