You guys are in for a treat with this one! I was lucky enough to recently receive a box of products from Marsham International, which inspired me to roll up my sleeves and bake. I'm generally pretty unlucky when it comes to baking, but, I figured an oatmeal bake would be a pretty safe bet. Plus, I was headed to a monthly brunch with some ladies in the Health and Wellness industry, and needed to come up with a Fall inspired dish that I hadn't made for them before! This recipe definitely didn't disappoint, and had everyone splitting leftovers to take home.
The perfect warm breakfast for crisp Fall mornings or the upcoming holidays is this baked apple pie oatmeal. Along with being completely satisfying and comforting, baked oatmeal is also a great option for a nutritious, make-ahead dish! Did I mention it's topped off with a warm, cinnamon-y coconut milk sauce? It doesn't get much better than that.
This recipe is also easily customizable to make with your favourite fruit! Tired of apple? Try blueberry, or strawberry banana! Or, spice up your apple game and toss in some walnuts and raisins. The options are endless.
Apple Pie Oatmeal Bake:
2 flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flax + 5 tbsp warm water)
2 apples, diced
2 cups rolled oats
2 tbsp coconut sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup applesauce
3/4 cup almond milk, room temperature
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
Cinnamon Flax Topping:
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup coconut sugar
Sweet Cinnamon Coconut Milk Sauce:
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2-4 tbsp maple syrup (add until you reach desired sweetness)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp arrowroot powder
1. Preheat oven to 350F
2. Mix the apples, coconut sugar, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, baking powder and nutmeg together in a bowl. Next, add the flax eggs, applesauce, almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract and coconut oil. Stir well.
3. Pour the mixture into a 8x8" casserole dish and spread evenly. Bake for 20 mins.
4. While the oatmeal is baking, mix the cinnamon flax topping together in a small bowl.
5. Next, combine the sauce ingredients together in a small sauce pan and stir over medium-high heat until it comes to a boil. Bring the heat down to a simmer.
6. At 20 mins, remove the oatmeal from the oven and top with the cinnamon flax topping. Bake for another 10 mins. At the 2 min mark, turn your oven on broil for 2 mins to crisp the topping.
7. Serve warm with sweet cinnamon coconut sauce poured over top. Enjoy!