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Welcome in Fall with this sweet, healthy, and comforting vegan baked oatmeal recipe! Made with gluten-free oats, tart apples, warming spices like cinnamon, and sweet plump raisins. Prepare the night before for a quick breakfast in the morning!
Happy Harvest season everyone! Can you believe we are already in Fall? Where does the time go? Geez lol Are you excited about cool nights, colorful leaves, and apple picking? I am! And what better way to fully immerse yourself into the Autumn season than with comforting Apple Vegan Baked Oatmeal!
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This recipe will have your entire home smelling amazing! It’s made with gluten-free oats, raisins, organic cane sugar, cinnamon and my long-term supporter and partner Karuna Empower Protein and Fiber Drink!
Karuna’s Empower Protein and Fiber
Karuna’s new Empower Protein and Fiber is part of the Superfood Whole Plant Smoothie line of drinks. These line of drinks contain prebiotics and a lot of plant-based protein (9 grams of protein per bottle!).
Now if you are not familiar with prebiotics, without getting too technical, let’s just say prebiotics are a type of dietary fiber that probiotics eat. Probiotics are live bacteria that live in your gut and the feed just like you and me (Isn’t that cool?) So the healthier your probiotics are the healthier you will be (your gut will thank you). Read Prebiotics and Gut Flora for more information.
I used this same delicious healthy smoothie in my Spelt Banana Bread! This drink is rich and naturally sweetened with banana puree and cherry juice. It gives this vegan oatmeal baked a richness that will keep you full till lunch!
Here’s how to make them: (READ FULL RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR FULL INSTRUCTIONS)
First, make your flax egg and set aside. Then slice and chop your apples and put half in the bottom of your greased baking dish.
Second, mix all your dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Then add Karuna’s Empower Protein and Fiber and flax egg to dry ingredients.
Add the rest of the apples to your oatmeal mixture and mix well. Pour over apples in baking dish and spread evenly. Bake in the oven until warm and browned.
Vegan Curve Building Ingredient
Gluten Free Old Fashioned Oats is the Vegan With Curves star of this dish! Old fashioned oats are gluten-free by nature but they are often cross-contaminated with wheat. So if you have a serious sensitivity of gluten make sure you get old fashioned oats labeled gluten-free. One cup of cook gluten-free old-fashioned has 19 grams of curvy carbohydrates.
To save time make this apple vegan baked oatmeal the night before for quick on the go breakfast! Perfect for a vegan meal prep because it is enough to eat all week long! Enjoy!
Thank you Karuna Beverages for helping me bring this recipe to life and your continuing support of Vegan With Curves!
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Apple Vegan Baked Oatmeal (Gluten Free,Refined Sugar Free)
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 3 tablespoons filtered water
- 2 medium apples, chopped
- 3 cups gluten-free old fashioned oats (see notes)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon aluminum free baking powder
- 1/4 cup xyiltol sugar (see notes)
- 1/4 cup pecans
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1 bottle Karuna's Empower Protein and Fiber Drink (see notes)
- 1/4 cup melted butter (plus a teaspoon for to lightly greased baking dish,; see notes)
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- First, make your flax egg. Grab a small bowl and add ground flaxseed to water. mix together and set aside. It will thicken up to a gel-like eggy consistency.
- Next used your apple slicer to slice apples leaving out the core. Then chopped your apple slices into small pieces. (I left the skin on but if you prefer you can peel apple first)
- Grab your 2-quart baking dish and greased a little with vegan butter. Add half of your chopped apples in baking dish and set aside.
- Pour mixture over chopped apples in baking dish and spread evenly. Bake in the oven uncovered for 20-25 minutes until oatmeal is golden brown. Serve for breakfast and enjoy!
Tips and Variations
- You can swap out vegan butter for coconut oil.
- Though the Karuna's Empower Protein and Fiber give a nutritional boost and flavor profile I love, if you don't have access to Karuna's Empower Protein and Fiber use your favorite plant-based milk. (Karuna's is expanding to more regions so make sure you check your local Whole Foods!)
- Xylitol is a natural sugar that is low in calories, doesn't spike blood sugar, and used in many oral hygiene products as it is known to help prevent dental decay. You may substitute organic cane sugar if you don't have access to xylitol.
- This will also be great with pears!
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