If you've been reading Southern In Law for a while, you'd know that I'm obsessed with baked oatmeal.
I make multiple batches each week.
I eat it for breakfast most mornings.
And I have a gazillion recipes for it in all sorts of flavours 😜
But it's all for good reason - because it's seriously, ridiculously delicious.
I started making this baked oatmeal last year a few weeks after we'd been on our apple picking adventure.
Why? Because my husband decided that two people could get through a ridiculous amount of apples on their own before they started to go soft and bleh.
And when I say ridiculous, I'm talking 8 kilograms which equals 17.6 lbs.
Naturally, I needed a way to use up some of those apples and thus this recipe was born - only, it was so good I have been making it ever since.
It's perfect for kids and fussy husbands and a delicious breakfast that's made without any refined sugars.
Make it up in a big batch and all you have to do in the morning is smother it with your favourite toppings and you're ready to eat! For Jesse that means warming it up and adding a drizzle of maple syrup whilst for me that's eating it cold with whatever nut butter my heart desires that morning.
So let me share the recipe with you! >>
Vegan Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Recipe
makes 4-6 slices, depending on size
gluten free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, clean eating recipe,
low fat, nut free, soy free, freezer friendly and the perfect meal prep recipe!
1 cup (240g) unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup milk of your choice
2 tbsp maple syrup or sweetener/sugar of your choice*
2 1/2 cups (225g) gluten free oats (rolled or quick oats**)
1 large or 2 small apples, washed and sliced into cubes (peeled if desired)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 180C/355F
- Line an 8x8" or 9x13" cake tin or baking pan with baking paper and set aside.
- In a medium-large mixing bowl, combine your applesauce, milk and maple syrup and mix to combine.
- Mix in your oats, apples, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon, mixing until all of your oats are covered and your ingredients are mixed through.
- Pour your oat mixture into your prepared tin and smooth out with a spatula or back of a spoon, ensuring the mix is evenly spread out.
- Bake for 15-25 minutes or until cooked through and lightly golden. Cooking times will vary depending on the thickness of your baked oatmeal so keep an eye on it and take it out once it's cooked through and firm to touch. A skewer inserted into the middle of the oatmeal will remove with a few moist crumbs.
*We usually only add 1-2 tbsp of maple syrup as we find it sweet enough with the applesauce, apple chunks and sweet toppings. Feel free to add more if you'd like a sweeter slice!
**Quick oats will give you a softer texture, however, use whatever you have on hand! If you're not gluten free, just use regular oats! Find out more about oats on a gluten free diet here and feel free to substitute with quinoa flakes instead if you can't eat oats.
But tell me, what's usually your go to breakfast?