Although it’s Spring here in Quebec, it’s still pretty cold and damp. I had apples on my countertop and wanted to use them. It was a rainy weekend morning so I thought about making a baked oatmeal using those beautiful organic apples.
Yes, buying organic apples is very important as they ranked as the 5th produce that is the most contaminated with pesticides. That is as 2019. Even if you peel them, there is still a lot of pesticides in them so buying organic is very important.
This baked oatmeal isn’t very sweet. I used maple syrup in it, and a little coconut sugar, but more is served when eating it so it’s pretty balanced at the end. I don’t like to add a lot of sugar in my baking, just because it’s one of the worst thing to consume, but a little unrefined sugar is absolutely fine. Most natural, unrefined sugar content minerals. My favorite is raw honey but you don’t bake with raw honey as you want it raw. Otherwise, nutrients are destroyed.
Baked oatmeal are great for families as it makes big servings or if you want leftovers. The breakfast is gluten- and dairy-free. Oats are naturally gluten-free but because of cross-contamination they can end up with gluten so if you’re very sensitive to gluten make sure you purchased gluten-free labeled oats.
I will work on this recipe a bit more to perfection it but it’s good enough to share for now. Let me know what you think!
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
This gluten- and dairy-free baked oatmeal is nutritious and flavorful. It's made with organic apples and sweetened with pure maple syrup.
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon unrefined salt
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 1 pastured egg
- 1 1/3 cup almond milk
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 organic apples, small dice
Preheat oven to 350F and grease a baking dish with coconut oil. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine oats, coconut sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and ginger, and stir to combine.
In a medium bowl, whisk egg. Then whisk in milk, maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla.
Add wet to dry and mix to combine.
Fold in apples.
Transfer batter to prepared pan.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
Allow to cool down slightly before slicing. Serve with maple syrup.
If you don't have maple syrup, you can use local honey.