I modified this recipe from Oh She Glows, which is a fabulous vegan cookbook. It took several tries to get the quantities and the consistency right, but I finally got it. I started playing around with the recipe for Noah, who recently started eating paleo again. Every morning he was make this gargantuan bowl of oatmeal with protein powder and berries and it would take forever for him to eat it. This often made him late for school, which is NOT a good thing for a time challenged child anyhow. So, I thought if I could help him out by making his breakfast into a casserole so he could just warm it up in the morning, that would help everyone!
The bonus is that is has become a big hit in our family and not just for breakfast. Zach and Matt often have it as dessert at night and I have been known to pick at it too.
Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 – 12, depending on how hungry your are
- 2 1/2 cups gluten-free quick oats
- 2 cups vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 8 ounces raisins
- 8 ounces slivered almonds or pecans
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tbsp. baking powder
- 3 apples, thinly sliced and diced
- 8 scoops of vanilla protein powder (I use these two, one is Beef and one is Pea, both vanilla flavored) – http://www.amazon.com/Designs-Health-PurePaleo-Protein-Vanilla/dp/B016025BBO/ref=sr_1_2_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1459800261&sr=1-2&keywords=pure+paleo+protein+powder OR http://www.amazon.com/Designs-Health-PurePea-Natural-formerly/dp/B005JK3OOA/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1459800326&sr=1-1&keywords=pure+paleo+pea+protein
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a 9 by 13 inch pyrex baking dish with coconut oil.
- In a large bowl combine the oats, almond milk, applesauce and protein powder. Stir well.
- Then add in the maple syrup, raisins, almonds, cinnamon and apples and stir well again.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 25 – 30 minutes. Check the oatmeal to make sure it isn’t browning too much and cook until it is starting to firm up.
- Let cool and slice into pieces. It will be on the loose side, so you might need a spatula and a spoon to scoop it out. It will thicken up in the fridge.
I dare you not to scoop up the extras while you slice it!