Mornings are hectic. I get it. I don’t always feel like making myself something to eat but I know I need to fuel my bod for the day ahead!
I love the idea of making my own yummy oatmeal that is ready to go in the morning and feeds hubby and I all week! Plus I know exactly what is in there and I can use up all those extra bits and pieces of nuts and dried fruit I have in the pantry! I think it turned out really well and it was like eating a piece of cake for breakfast! ….only less sweet! If you need you can drizzle a little bit of maple syrup or honey on top.
2 cups of steel cut oats (certified wheat free)
2-4 tbsp ground flax seed
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup dried fruit like cranberries, raisins, dates, etc
1 apple, sliced
1/3 cup nuts (optional)
1/2 cup frozen berries
2 cups of milk or milk substitute
2 tsp vanilla
1 large egg
1. Mix all ingredients together except for sliced apple. Grease casserole dish and pour batter into it. Arrange sliced apples in top.
2. Bake in per-heated oven at 350F for about 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
Reheat in the morning with a splash of milk and a drizzle of maple syrup or honey!