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Baked Apple Oatmeal with Vegan Caramel Drizzle — warmandrosy.com

Baked apple oatmeal with crunchy nut topping + vegan caramel drizzle

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

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Ingredients

For the oatmeal:

  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 2 eggs, preferably organic/pasture-raised
  • 2 1/4 cups milk of choice (I used coconut almond milk)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or ghee, melted
  • Zest of 1 orange 
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
  • 2 large pink lady apples (or other tart-sweet baking apple), grated, plus 1 more apple to slice for topping 

Crunchy nut topping

  • 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Small pinch sea salt and cinnamon 

Vegan Caramel Sauce

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • Juice of half lemon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of vanilla bean powder (or splash of vanilla extract)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and rub the inside of a 9×13 inch baking dish with coconut oil or ghee.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, maple syrup and oil until well-combined. Stir in orange zest and grated apple.
  4. Pour milk and apple mixture over the oat mixture and stir to combine. Transfer to prepared baking dish. Thinly slice remaining apple and arrange on top any way you prefer. 
  5. In a small bowl, mixture together nuts, seeds, oats, coconut sugar and coconut oil until well combined, Scatter evenly over oats. 
  6. Baked for approximately 35-40 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly.
  7. Meanwhile, make the caramel sauce. In a small saucepan set over medium-low heat, whisk together caramel ingredients until melted together and smooth. This will only take a few minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  8. Drizzle caramel over oatmeal, slice into six squares and serve. Enjoy!