Strawberry-Apple Baked Oatmeal

Strawberry-Apple Baked Oatmeal

Strawberry-Apple Baked Oatmeal (gluten free + dairy free) » Emily Levenson

I’ve become obsessed with a blog called The Oatmeal Artist.

She has taken making oats to an art form. No joke, she has hundreds of recipes featuring the humble oat. That’s some serious dedication. And love for oats.

Since stumbling upon the site, I’ve been trying my hand at some new baked oatmeal recipes. So far, I’ve tried the Apple Nut Butter Baked Oatmeal, the Peanut Butter & Banana Baked Oatmeal, and the Peanut Butter Cookie Baked Oatmeal. All seriously delicious.

Strawberry-Apple Baked Oatmeal (gluten free + dairy free) » Emily Levenson

The Babe has also started to eat more oats. Since she’s officially gotten the hang of oat cereal, I’ve been trying to add some new flavors into the mix.

The most recent one: apple + strawberry puree and oats.

She freakin’ gobbled it up. As in, ate more of this than any other food she’s ever eaten. I had to go back and make seconds.

Strawberry-Apple Baked Oatmeal (gluten free + dairy free) » Emily Levenson

With The Babe being so enamored by it, and me liking the sound of the flavor combination, I decided that Strawberry-Apple Baked Oatmeal had to be in my future.

Is it weird that I’m inspired by baby food?

Wait. Don’t answer that.

Strawberry-Apple Baked Oatmeal (gluten free + dairy free) » Emily Levenson

This is hands down my new favorite breakfast.

I love it more than refrigerator oats. I love it more than the other baked oatmeals I’ve made. I love it more than eggs and hashed browns.

It’s a really good thing they are super easy to make.

Strawberry-Apple Baked Oatmeal (gluten free + dairy free) » Emily Levenson

Strawberry-Apple Baked Oatmeal (gluten free + dairy free) » Emily Levenson
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Strawberry-Apple Baked Oatmeal

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

  • 1 small apple grated (or 1/3 cup applesauce)
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tbsp strawberry preserves
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • oil or non-stick spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a single-serving ramekin (or oven safe bowl) with non-stick spray or coat with oil.
  2. Grate apple and add to a large bowl.
  3. Add remaining wet ingredients: cider, vanilla extract, and strawberry preserves and stir.
  4. Add dry ingredients: oats, baking powder, and salt. Stir until combined.
  5. Transfer mixture to the prepared ramekin or bowl and place in oven.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
  8. Devour.

Allergen Information

Dairy free, nightshade free, wheat free, gluten free, soy free, egg free.
 

Strawberry Apricot Baked Oatmeal

Strawberry Apricot Baked Oatmeal

Sliced strawberries and dried apricots

It’s been weeeeeeks since my last baked oatmeal post. It’s also been weeks since I’ve had some.

This must change. And pronto.

Because this stuff is seriously delicious. And it’s still seriously cold outside, making anything else for breakfast seem crazy.

strawberry and apricot baked oatmeal

With strawberries showing up at the store—and actually tasting pretty darn good—this flavor combo is the perfect go-to as Mother Nature tries to get her shit together in the weather department.

Speaking of getting your shit together, this meal will totally help you do that.

Don’t have time in the morning for a hearty breakfast? One batch will get you through an entire week. No cooking involved breakfasts, or suffering with a bowl of cereal. You can even bring it with you to work, and enjoy it there.

It’s foolproof.

strawberry and dried apricot baked oatmeal

It’s also something that your entire family will love. Hello, most amazing wife//mother//girlfriend//person on the planet.

I mean, The Hubster loved it so much, he took a break from his regular two-egg-omelette-with-toast breakfast routine for this stuff. It’s that good.

strawberry and dried apricot baked oatmeal

It’s so good that I’m considering wrapping up this blog post as quickly as humanly possible so that I can go make myself another batch of this breakfast delicacy.

I’ll post the recipe first, though. So we can enjoy it together.

strawberry and dried apricot baked oatmeal

Sliced strawberries and dried apricots
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Strawberry Apricot Baked Oatmeal

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

  • 11/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbs chia seeds optional
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 cups strawberries sliced
  • 3/4 cup dried apricots sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish and set aside.
  3. Combine oats, quinoa, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add almond milk, maple syrup, and egg. Stir to combine.
  5. Add strawberries and mix in.
  6. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and place in oven.
  7. Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown.
  8. Let cool for 5-10 minutes.
  9. Cut and serve!

To reheat:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Transfer serving portion to an oven safe bowl or ramekin.
  3. Sprinkle with sugar (optional).
  4. Place in oven for 7-10 minutes or until warm all the way through.
  5. Serve immediately!

Allergen Information

Nightshade Free, Dairy Free, Wheat Free*, Gluten Free*, and Soy Free.

*The Wheat and Gluten Free status of this recipe is dependent upon your choice of oats. Make sure to use Certified Gluten Free oats to avoid any contamination.

Plum Baked Oatmeal

Plum Baked Oatmeal

Plum Baked Oatmeal

If you hadn’t guessed already, baked oatmeal is totally my new thing.

Which is kind of ironic, really, considering my first taste of it was close to a year ago.

Same thing happened with chocamole. And, well, you know how that ended. With a whole lot of still a thing.

plum slices

This baked oatmeal started with a trip to Trader Joe’s. They had baskets of plums on sale and I was craving some new fruits. The bananas and (gasp) grapes I had been eating most of the Winter were getting a bit boring.

I kind of figured that The Hubster would just eat them all in a matter of days. When he didn’t, I had to think of something else to do with them. That, and we ran out of the pear-ginger baked oatmeal from the week before.

If that wasn’t a sign from the Universe, I don’t know what is.

plum baked oatmeal

What I do know, is that this is an amazing breakfast treat.

I also know that I have eaten the same healthy (and filling) breakfast every morning for the past month now. And have yet to get sick of it.

That’s the stuff of miracles, if you ask me.

plum baked oatmeal

Side note: can we talk about how gorgeous and colorful this is?!

I could just be getting really sick of seeing orange (sweet potatoes, squash) and beige (pasta, pasta, bread, pasta) on my plate, but the colors here are just gorgeous. They inspire more than my belly. They inspire my eyeballs, too.

It must be getting closer to Spring and Summer.

plum baked oatmeal

Plum Baked Oatmeal
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Plum Baked Oatmeal

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

  • 11/2 cups rolled oats*
  • 1/2 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 4-5 plums sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish and set aside.
  3. Combine oats, quinoa, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add almond milk, maple syrup, and egg. Stir to combine.
  5. Add plums and mix in.
  6. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and place in oven.
  7. Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown.
  8. Let cool for 5-10 minutes.
  9. Cut and serve!

To reheat:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Transfer serving portion to an oven safe bowl or ramekin.
  3. Sprinkle with sugar (optional).
  4. Place in oven for 7-10 minutes or until warm all the way through.
  5. Serve immediately!

Allergen Information

Nightshade Free, Dairy Free, Wheat Free*, Gluten Free*, and Soy Free.

*The Wheat and Gluten Free status of this recipe is dependent upon your choice of oats. Make sure to use Certified Gluten Free oats to avoid any contamination.

Pear-Ginger Baked Oatmeal

Pear-Ginger Baked Oatmeal

Pear-Ginger Baked Oatmeal

I have been trying my best not to inundate you with baked oatmeal recipes, even though they have become a bit like my refrigerator oats obsession over the summer.

And, IT’S BEEN KILLING ME NOT TO SHARE THEIR GLORIOUSNESS WITH YOU.

Pear-Ginger Baked Oatmeal

Okay. Maybe that was a bit dramatic. The truth is, these are fantastic. And you could do a million and one different combinations and still not get sick of them.

So far, I’ve tried four different flavor combination (including strawberry). All have been incredible. And all with be forthcoming.

Pear-Ginger Baked Oatmeal

Making a batch of baked oatmeal on Sunday morning has become a bit of a ritual.

The flavor for the week depends on what fruit we have in the house, and what appeals most. Everything gets chopped, mixed, poured, and baked.

And while the oven is doing all the hard work, I sit and read.

Pear-Ginger Baked Oatmeal

And when it’s done baking, I read and eat.

Two of my favorite activities. Together. On a lazy Sunday morning.

Now that’s the kind of ritual I could get into 52 weeks of the year. (Sorry, Mr. Alexander. I’ll leave the getting up at 5:30am every Sunday bread baking ritual to you.)

Pear-Ginger Baked Oatmeal remnants

Pear-Ginger Baked Oatmeal
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Pear-Ginger Baked Oatmeal

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

  • 11/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 cups pear chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish and set aside.
  3. Combine oats, quinoa, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add almond milk, maple syrup, ginger, and egg. Stir to combine.
  5. Add pear and mix in.
  6. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and place in oven.
  7. Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown.
  8. Let cool for 5-10 minutes.
  9. Cut and serve!

To reheat:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Transfer serving portion to an oven safe bowl or ramekin.
  3. Sprinkle with sugar (optional).
  4. Place in oven for 7-10 minutes or until warm all the way through.
  5. Serve immediately!

Allergen Information

Nightshade Free, Dairy Free, Wheat Free*, Gluten Free*, and Soy Free.

*The Wheat and Gluten Free status of this recipe is dependent upon your choice of oats. Make sure to use Certified Gluten Free oats to avoid any contamination.