Gettin’ BAKED up in here!

24 Mar

Oat style!

I’m talking BAKED OATMEAL

Warm, crispy yet ooey-gooey, baked goodness.

Can you believe that I haven’t made baked oatmeal all winter? What is wrong with me?!?!?!

Remember that time I had 17 pounds of apples and made this awesome cinnamon apple baked oatmeal? Well, I was going to make that same recipe but then I got a little creative.

The new and improved:

Apple Pie Oatmeal:

Serves about four

  • 2 apples, diced
  • 1 1/2 cup instant oats
  • 2 T cinnamon (I did use this much, I love cinnamon…)
  • 2 cups non dairy milk
  • 1 scoop protein powder (optional)
  • 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1 t vanilla

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, transfer to lightly greased baking pan (I used 8×8) and bake for 45-55 minutes at 345 degrees.

It’s that easy.

So many thoughts were going through my head while I was making this, it was crazy. “Oh I should add PEANUT BUTTER…” “Maybe a little chocolate wouldn’t hurt…” & “I WISH I HAD MAPLE SYRUP!”

But I’m going to save these ideas for next time because I am diffidently going to experiment with this. I also want to learn how to make this more crunchy, that’d be cool. My baked oatmeal always turn out more like an oatmeal casserole. Is this normal?

More baking with oats…

Quick Cinnamon Granola:

  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 – 1/2 sugar (your choice, I used regular unbleached white but I’m sure Stevia or other sugar-free options would work)
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (safflower works too)
  • 1/4 cup agave/real maple syrup/brown rice syrup
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1-2 T cinnamon (again, loving the cinnamon…)
  • 1/2 cup nuts/dried fruit of choice (I used roasted peanuts)
Preheat the oven to 350. Spread the oats on a rimmed baking pan, and bake for 10 minutes. Transfer the oats to a large mixing bowl, and add the sugar, wheat germ, and nuts or fruit. Stir to mix well, then add oil, syrup, and vanilla. Mix until everything is moistened. Place mixture back on tray and bake for 8-10 minutes. Stir after 4 minutes to brown evenly. Let the baked granola cool on the pan, then transfer it to a bowl and stir until crumbly. Store in an airtight container cause this stuff lasts for weeks.

This granola is really good used as cereal or on a SIAB 🙂

That’s all for today, I’m pooped! A few reviews coming up this weekend plus, VegFest on Sunday! Can’t wait to share it with you guys! 😀

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20 Responses to “Gettin’ BAKED up in here!”

  1. Ma Ma Megan March 24, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

    I try to like baked apple recipes but they just don’t do it for me!
    The granola however, looks fabulous!

  2. IHeartVegetables March 24, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    That looks so so good!!! I love me some baked granola! I’m thinking some flaked coconut would be amazing in this!

    • vegansunshine March 25, 2011 at 6:46 am #

      I usually do add coconut! I wanted to try something different this time. 🙂

  3. katshealthcorner March 24, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

    That granola sounds delicious! And I love me some of that Baked Apple Pie Oats!!!! 😀 Girl, you have the best recipes EVER! 😀

    xoxox
    Kathleen

  4. Tara March 25, 2011 at 6:56 am #

    I just had baked oatmeal and homemade granola for the first time! I loved both. I can’t wait to hear about VegFest. Sounds like it will be a good time.

    • Anne March 25, 2011 at 7:06 am #

      Thank you so much for visiting my BLog!! Love all of this wonderful stuff you have going on here, so excited to have found you. bookmarking you. Big Hug, Anne

    • vegansunshine March 25, 2011 at 1:34 pm #

      Great minds think alike! 🙂

  5. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking March 25, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    Oh I am going to the kitchen and see if I have everything to make this awesome looking granola! Thanks for the recipe.

  6. movesnmunchies March 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    YUMMY! ive never made my own granola!! cnt wait to hear about vegfest!

  7. JessFromMidwestVegan March 25, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    Haha. I haven’t baked any oatmeal at all this winter, and I was totally going to this weekend when I have more time!

    As for a crunchy oatmeal topping on yours, I would broil for the last couple of minutes to brown it on top. Also, if you use old-fashioned rolled oats instead of quick, it’ll cook in the same amount of time but you’ll have a better texture. But with quick oats, that is normal.

    Anyway, your apple cinnamon oatmeal with mondo cinnamon sounds delicious!

  8. Jenn @ Peas & Crayons March 25, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    I always eat my oatmeal with apples and cinnamon — its my FAVORITE! This looks sooooo good! =)

    check out my blog in a little bit… muahahahaha! =)

  9. Jess March 25, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    That first recipe sounds SUPER good, so does the second!!

  10. Chocolate-Coated Runner March 26, 2011 at 1:44 am #

    The apple recipe looks awesome and I can’t wait to make it 🙂

  11. Alexandra (Veggin' Out in the Kitchen) March 26, 2011 at 9:24 am #

    Baked apple oatmeal, homemade granola….. it just doesn’t get any better!! 😀 You always post the most mouthwatering recipes!

  12. Rachel (tea and chocolate) March 26, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    Recipes using tons of cinnamon and oats? Yum! Everything looks fantastic.

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