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Delicious Baked Oatmeal… oatmeal will never be the same!

Baked oatmeal

I am a huge breakfast person… not just for health reasons, but it’s simply my favourite meal of the day!

My husband and I premake and freeze breakfasts for the kids for school days to make things quick and easy.  When your kids are out the door at 7am to catch the bus, it makes big hot breakfasts a challenge.  Yet, I love a hot breakfast!

Each weekend I do my very best to make a hot breakfast, and we eat our meals together, at the table, as a family.  This is so important! Enjoying a homemade meal together is bonding time.

But…shhh… here’s a secret.  I don’t really like regular oatmeal. I’m not talking instant, quick oats, or even the large flake.  Those aren’t even in our home.  I’m referring to good old fashion slow cook rolled oats. No matter what I did to it, I found I was done after a few mouthfuls. The taste just kinda got to me.

Until I made this!

Baked Oatmeal…

My new favourite breakfast meal! And I’m sharing my recipe with you 🙂

Ingredients – Dry

  • 3 cups Old Fashioned Slow cook oats (Gluten-Free if preferred)
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar) – I used coconut palm sugar (see picture below)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder (Gluten Free if preferred)
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup ground flax seed

Coconut Sugar blog

Ingredients – Wet

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (original or vanilla)
  • 1/4 cup pure unsweetened apple butter (or unsweetened apple sauce) – I use Eden (picture below)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 cup organic agave nectar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs (beaten) – to make vegan, use a vegan egg replacement

Apple Butter blog

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and mix well.  In a separate bowl, combine all the wet ingredients and gently whisk.  Add the wet to the dry and mix really well.

Bake uncovered in a 9″ casserole dish for 40 minutes until golden brown.

Top with additional shredded coconut and warm almond milk or coconut milk. All unsweetened of course.

A few notes:

  • I really like coconut sugar because it low glycemic and a natural sweetener. It replaces brown sugar 1:1.
  • Apple butter is similar to apple sauce but it is cooked much longer when prepared. It is a deep caramel colour. Apple butter is available with spices, but I prefer straight up apples for cooking. I also find apple butter is more flavourful.

I warn you, oatmeal will just never be the same after this! Enjoy it with your whole family!

Do you have a favourite homemade hot breakfast meal?  What is it?  What’s the one breakfast meal your family adores?  Tell me and our readers in the comments below! And if you like this blog, please share with your friends.

Love,

Karen

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Comments

  1. This oatmeal was so delicious, easy and lasted for a few breakfasts, thanks Karen!

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