Apricot Oatmeal Bake

Apricot Oatmeal Bake

Oats for breakfast give us great fuel for the day and I usually don’t get tired of porridge or homemade granola. But I do enjoy to take my favourite ingredients and turn them into something new. Combining oats with a mashed banana, some oat milk, cinnamon, coconut flakes, dates and almonds is all you need to do for this beautiful breakfast or afternoon treat. Get your baking trays ready, my fellow foodies! 

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Oats are whole-grain, which is what we love because compared to refined grains, they are a much better source of fiber and nutrients. Additionally, oats are higher in protein than many other grains and provide you with antioxidants that help control your blood sugar and cholesterol levels, isn’t that fantastic? There seems to be some confusion about their gluten-content (which is only relevant to those who are intolerant to gluten. Gluten is a protein and not a mystified enemy!) and here is the answer: oats are usually gluten free BUT they are often handled in factories where there are also products containing barley, wheat and rye. Hence, contamination may cause for gluten to be present in the oats we buy UNLESS they are labelled glutenfree. Makes sense? Anyhow, either gluten-free or slightly gluten-contaminated oats are good for you and provide you not only with many minerals, nutrients and fiber, but they also offer a HUGE variety of ways to prepare them (more recipes will follow, of course). Alright, let’s stir these babies and make some breakfast! 

 

Prep Time: 10 min

Baking time: 20-25 min

Total Time: 30-35 min 

Servings: 3-4

 

For this recipe you will need: 

 3/4 cup rolled oats 

3/4 cup oat milk 

1/2 cup almonds, roughly chopped

1 tbsp ground flax seeds

1 tsp cinnamon 

1 tbsp peanut butter

1 ripe banana, mashed 

1 tbsp maple syrup 

1/2 cup dates, chopped

1 tbsp raisins or currants 

1 tbsp shaved coconut 

4 apricots, quartered 

coconut yoghurt to serve

 

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.  
  2. In a bowl, combine all ingredients apart from the apricots. Stir well and pour into a baking dish. Top with the apricots and sprinkle a little more cinnamon on top, then bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. 
  3. Serve with coconut yoghurt and enjoy this yummy, heart-warming breakfast. ♥

 



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