Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal
This breakfast casserole tastes like apple pie, it’s good warm or cold, and it’s the perfect thing to serve for breakfast if you’re expecting a crowd. Who wouldn’t want to wake up to the smell of apple pie baking? It’s also packed with good-for-you ingredients like oats, flax seeds and hemp hearts, so it’s not a bad way to start off your morning!
- 4 apples (I used Granny Smith)
- 1 teaspoon melted coconut oil or (margarine)
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds (or chia seeds)
- ½ cup warm water
- 2 cups rolled or old fashioned oats
- ½ cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil (or margarine)
- 1/3 cup hemp hearts (you could substitute any chopped nut here)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups almond milk (or any non-dairy milk)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 325 F. Peel, core, and slice your apples into ½ inch thick slices. Oil your 10-12 inch cast iron skillet or baking dish with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil or melted margarine. Spread the apple slices evenly over the bottom of the skillet or baking dish.
- In a small dish, combine the ground flax seeds with ½ cup warm water. Stir thoroughly. After a few minutes, the mixture will thicken and will resemble egg whites in texture.
- In a mixing bowl, mix together your flax eggs, oats, and the rest of the ingredients, making sure that everything is well combined.
- Pour the oat mixture evenly over the apple slices.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the oats are golden brown.
- Serve warm, or cover and refrigerate. The leftovers (if you have any) are delicious warm or cold!
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