baked oatmeal.

I’ve never been one to love oatmeal. I love the idea and I want to like it, it just doesn’t really do anything for me. When I saw this recipe, I thought I would give it a go – since it was baked. I was thinking maybe it would be like a cookie. Well its not quite like a cookie, but it is delicious and I ate it every day for breakfast for two weeks. I’ve been making it on sunday night and storing it for the rest of the week. I serve it with some fresh blueberries and sometimes bananas; sometimes I add a little more almond milk too. Keeps me satisfied until lunch time and I love all the different textures.  Here’s my take on the recipe:

2 flax eggs (2 Tbsp flaxseed meal + 5 Tbsp water)
2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, divided
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
2/3 cup slivered toasted almonds
2 Tbsp dried currants or raisins
1 Tbsp coconut sugar
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 3/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

original recipe/instructions are found here

112. creme brulee baked oatmeal.

Another recipe from Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites….Threw this together last night and let the oats soak, then baked it this morning while I ran out to get starwberries to top it. DELISH.

2 1/2 cups oats
3 T sugar
3 T maple syrup
14 oz can of coconut milk
1 tspn vanilla extract
1/2 cup vanilla or coconut flavored yogurt
1/4 cup brown sugar

Combine oats, sugar, maple syrup, coconut milk, vanilla and yogurt in a large bowl and let stand overnight.  Nice change of pace from our usual protein shake in the morning. I think I would add some flax next time, just for added nutrition.

Preheat oven t0 350.  Coat your pan and pour the mixture into the pan. Bake for 40 minutes. Sprinkle the top evenly with brown sugar to taste. Return the pan to the oven and broil for about 4 minutes until the sugar gets all brown and bubbly (this is the BEST part!)