This past weekend I hosted a lady brunch at my house – a Brooklyn tradition for the past five years or so since I’ve lived here. I’d like to have one at least once every month or two, they’re such great hang out sessions for catching up with girlfriends and getting inspired and connected. We did some tarot readings, and one friend stuck around afterwards to create some beautiful vision boards and even tried out her first reiki session. But, the show stopper was my ultra easy to make and super delicious baked oatmeal. I don’t think I’ve ever followed a specific recipe- this is definitely a hybrid, but go ahead, try it out and let me know if you find any ways to make this even better!
- Prep time: About 10 minutes
- Cook time: About 40-55 minutes
Lather up a metal, ceramic or glass baking pan (round or square) with some coconut oil – don’t be shy, this stuff is the best! It will help make sure the oatmeal doesn’t stick to the sides and will create an epic flavor burst along the outskirts of your ultimate dish.
Gather up all these ingredients:
- 3 cups rolled oats (I use gluten-free ones)
- 3 eggs
- A ton of cinnamon – I never measure how much
- Some all-spice and nutmeg if you’d like, even a pinch of vanilla if you’re feeling fancy
- A little himalayan sea salt
- 1.5 cups almond or cashew milk (or whatever other non-dairy milk you desire)
- 1-2 cups assorted nuts; I like to use pepitas (pumpkin seeds), sunflower seeds, and chopped up cashews
- A ton of dates (10-15) – chopped up into small pieces (medjools are great, with the pits taken out)
- FRUIT! Here’s where you can go wild. For my last batch I just had raspberries so I used those. But you can chop up apples, bananas, and even add blueberries and strawberries to the mix too. You can’t really go wrong with fruit.
- Some honey or agave to drizzle on top once everything is placed in the pan to bake.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix everything listed above together – cracking the eggs in there too and adding in the milk last. Stir everything together until well mixed. The mixture should be pretty gooey and dense as opposed to watery or heavily liquid based.
- Add the mixture to your coconut oil covered pan and spread it out evenly.
- Place the pan in your pre heated oven and wait about 40 minutes until you check on it – if it’s golden brown and soft enough to cut into easily, it’s done! If you like it a little crispier then bake a few extra minutes so the seeds are nice and toasty.
- ENJOY! <3