I can’t believe this is my first time trying baked oatmeal. To be honest, I’m not crazy about breakfast foods, which could be why I haven’t embraced the oatmeal craze. I am now hooked on all things oatmeal!
This healthy easy baked oatmeal is gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, and soy-free. Basically, free of all the (allergy) stuff, except for taste. Once you try this simple recipe you will totally agree! All you need are gluten-free oats, plant-based milk, fruit, and a couple of spices. Baker beware, you better hide these delicious suckers or you won’t have many leftovers.
This is gonna become one of your staple recipes, I promise. Coming from a newly converted oatmeal lover, this means a lot. Baked oatmeal is so versatile. You can make the dish ahead of time. Try making it for your overnight guests (aka your kids), holidays, daily breakfasts, and even for a breakfast for dinner surprise. My family loves when we have breakfast for dinner. What is your favorite breakfast for dinner recipe?
I love dishes that are easy to personalize to fit your tastes. So if blueberries are your thing, blueberry away! There are so many endless options and combinations that you could make different flavored oatmeal bakes each and every time. As a major plus, you can use fresh or frozen fruits. No need to wait for your favorite fruits to be in season. Comment below with your favorite combinations and how you made it your own! I can’t wait to try your combos.
- 2 flax-eggs, 2 tablespoons ground flax to 6 tablespoons warm water
- 2 cups gluten-free oats
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds, raw
- 1/4 cup pumpking seeds, raw
- 1/4 cup dates, pitted and chopped
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
- 1/8 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup plant based milk
- 1 banana, 1/2 inch slices
- 1 cup fresh or frozen berries
- 1/2 cup fruit, reserved for topping
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Prepare flax-egg: in a small bowl, stir well to combine flax and set aside for 5 to 10 minutes until thickened.
- In a large bowl, stir together oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, dates, baking powder, and salt. Then, pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
- Spray an 8×8 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Layer the baking dish with 1 layer of banana slices and 1 layer of berries and top fruit with oat mixture. Sprinkle reserved berries on the top.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes until top is lightly browned and set in the middle. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before serving.