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
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.