Customizable Baked Oatmeal

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For some reason since I’ve been plagued will all day pregnancy sickness, regular oats just don’t work for me. However this baked oatmeal recipe is able to settle my stomach for a little while. Since my body is used to eating just bagels and cream cheese, it was probably excited to get all these nutrients from oats, almonds, apples, chia seeds, cinnamon, etc. Not to mention it was one of those meals where neither kid made a single peep and inhaled their breakfast in 2 minutes. Nothing beats that.

You can swap different fruits, nuts, and flavors to switch it up.

Baked Oatmeal

serves 4-6

2 cups oats

1 cup milk

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup applesauce

2 Tbs chia seeds (or ground flax)

2 Tbs honey

2 Tbs coconut oil, melted (or grass fed butter)

1.5 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 egg

1 apple, diced (or fruit of choice or 1/3 cup dried fruit)

1/2 cup almonds, chopped (or nut/seed of choice)

Mix together the dry : oats, salt, chai seeds, and baking powder.  Mix together the wet: applesauce, coconut oil, vanilla, and beaten egg. Add milk and water.

Mix together the dry, wet, and the apples and almonds.

Place in a greased 9 x 13 and bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes, depending on how crispy you want the edges.

Can garnish the top with nut butter, fresh fruit, or a splash of milk.

Nutritional Information (serving 5)

Calories: 336

Fat: 15 g

Sodium: 154 mg (6%)

Carbohydrates: 42 g

Dietary Fiber: 7 g

Sugars: 16 g

Protein: 10 g

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