Vegan Oatmeal Bake

Originally posted 10/4/17

Ingredients: Serves 6-8

2 cups of old fashioned oats

2 cups milk of choice

2/3 cup of chopped nuts, slivered almonds, or shredded coconut

1 "flax egg" OR 1/2 cup of applesauce OR 1 mashed banana

1 cup of chopped fruit, any variety

2 teaspoons of vanilla

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

2-3 tablespoons of brown sugar

Instructions

Step 0.5: Preheat your oven to 350F and grease a loaf pan or small baking dish.

Step 1: Combine your oats, nuts, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.

Step 2: Add your milk, applesauce, fruit, and vanilla and stir to combine.

Step 3: Pour your oat mixture into your greased pan and spread evenly.

Step 4: Bake for 15-30 minutes, or until golden brown. If you use a smaller pan with taller sides, this will take longer to cook--my loaf pan took the full 30 minutes, but other pans I've used have taken less time. Additionally, using coconut or almond will have a faster cooking time than using other chopped nuts, another reason for a longer cooking time.

Step 5: Cool slightly and serve hot! This recipe freezes and reheats well, and leftovers will keep in the fridge for up to 1 week.