Oatmeal Bake (Vegan + GF)

This warm, delicious oatmeal bake is the perfect breakfast treat! I love to make a batch on the weekend and eat it for the next few days. It tastes great on its own, but I love to add a spoonful of coconut cream!

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups of non-dairy milk
  • 1/3 cup of maple syrup
  • 2 ripe mashed bananas
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 3 cups of oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of berries (You could substitute for other fruit, like apples or more bananas) 

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 F

Whisk together your milk, maple syrup, mashed bananas, vanilla, and ground flax seed.

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Next, mix your oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and half of your fruit. Pour this mix into a greased pan (I use just a little bit of coconut oil). Then, take your milk mixture and pour it evenly over your oats. Take the remaining fruit and place it on top. This would be a great time to add nuts if you like! Bake for 35 minutes, and you’re done!

ENJOY!

If you end up making this recipe let us know how it goes and how you liked it in the comments below! Also if you made any personal changes and additions to the recipe! 

Now go have a fabulous day!

 

Our Favorite Breakfasts

Kerri Anne and I really love breakfast. It’s our favorite meal of the day, so we decided to share some of the breakfasts that we make pretty frequently. We hope to inspire you to never skip breakfast, because that’s kind of a tragedy in our opinion.

The first four breakfasts are by Hannah, and the second three are by Kerri Anne.

  1. 1 Minute Banana Bread

You’re probably rolling your eyes since we kind of just blogged about this. But it is seriously one of our favorite breakfasts, and you should definitely try it.

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2. Yogurt Bowls

This is a very versatile breakfast that you can really make your own. You can start with a flavored yogurt, or just a plain, homemade greek yogurt. Yes, I really said homemade yogurt, it’s possible and one day we will blog about it. I love Chobani and Siggi’s for a flavored option (although they have great plain and vanilla options too!). Some of my favorite toppings include: honey, bananas, berries, nuts (specifically pecans and almonds), cinnamon, dried fruit, unsweetened coconut flakes, chia seeds, almond butter, dark chocolate chips, and granola. There are hundreds of delicious combinations you can come up with!IMG_4573

3. Granola

Neither of us are big fans of cereal, but granola is a totally different story! We like sprinkling it on our yogurt and smoothie bowls, but it’s also great as a cereal. I like the Vanilla Almond Granola from Trader Joes, the Raspberry Clusters with Chia

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Seeds from KIND, and sometimes I like to make my own granola. This is probably our easiest breakfast, because there’s literally three steps and you can’t mess it up.

Step one: Pour your granola into a bowl.

Step two: Pour some kind of milk over your granola. Whole milk, coconut milk, almond milk, whatever you prefer.

Step three: Add toppings. This step is kind of optional, because granola is great on it’s own, but I really love to add fruit. That’s it. It’s quick, easy, and delicious.

4. Coconut Milk Quinoa 

This might sound weird, as quinoa is usually used as a savory grain. Quinoa contains iron, B-Vitamins, magnesium, phosphorous, vitamin E, fiber, and protein… So it’s really good for you. Plus it’s very trendy right now, just ask Whole Foods. It’s delicious on salads, with roasted vegetables, in soups, etc etc etc. If you enjoy savory quinoa, I’m willing to bet you’ll love it as a sweet breakfast. Here is the recipe I base my breakfast quinoa off of. It’s a very customizable recipe, you can use whole milk or almond milk instead of coconut milk, and you can be totally creative with the toppings.

5. Simple Toast & Fruit

On days when we have no time to actually put effort into breakfasts this is a perfect solution! It gives you the nourishing calories you need for your day from the peanut butter and bread. (I use Ezekiel bread from Trader Joes)  And fruit is just an awesome side to any meal.

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6. Smoothie Bowls

Now this is our personal favorite to do. So many different smoothie recipes and so many toppings! For this there is nothing really to it. You just make your smoothie (with less liquid, so it’s more of an ice cream consistency) and add toppings. Some of our favorites are down below. My top favorite smoothie bowl concoction is my strawberry shortcake smoothie bowl. Which are shown in top left & right picture then the bottom left picture. In this smoothie we have:

  • One thing of Yoplait 100 Strawberry Shortcake greek yogurt. (it is the most healthy, quick & easy flavored yogurt out there.)
  • One frozen or regular banana (best when frozen)
  • 1 & 1/2 cup of strawberries
  • tsp of Vanilla
  • Coconut water or coconut milk

Then you blend all together until it’s a very thick, creamy substance. Pour into a bowl and top away! On this smoothie I love to put my DANG coconut chips & fresh strawberries. OR i’ll put my banana bread crumble, granola, chia seeds. . .the possiblities are endless.

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7. Oatmeal 

SO simple but SO good! Oatmeal is such an easy breakfast that you can do anything you want with. One of my personal favorites is Blueberry Cheesecake Oatmeal. It is so healthy but doesn’t taste like it at all! If you are an oatmeal lover then this is a must try for you!

 

1-Min Breakfast Banana Bread (GF)

Kerri Anne and I adore turning desserts into healthy (or at least mostly healthy) breakfasts. We came across a recipe for 1-minute banana bread. You basically throw all the ingredients into a bowl and microwave it.We really enjoy taking super simple recipes and putting our own spin on it, so that’s what we decided to do with this banana bread. We love pumpkin spice, so we added that in. It’s not your typical banana bread, but it is delicious, and it is the perfect breakfast for a chilly winter morning. (Add a cup of coffee with coconut milk creamer next to that banana bread for extra perfection)

 

IMG_9904.JPGIngredients for 1-Min Banana Bread

1/2 overripe banana
1 T coconut flour (or any type of gluten free flour)
1 T of nut butter (cashew butter tastes the best but we used peanut butter)
2-3 T of whole milk
chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
For pumpkin spice banana bread: 1 Tsp of cinnamon & pumpkin pie spice
For regular just add a pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon.

 

Make the Banana Bread
combined the mashed banana and coconut flour in your bowl
then add the peanut butter and mix (it should be very thick)
a tablespoon at a time you add your milk until its thick but creamy
once mixed add chocolate chips, vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin spice or just cinnamon and nutmeg.

Honestly, it doesn’t really matter how you combined all the ingredients…It won’t even matter in the end. It’s not like it’s going to blow up in your face… It’s not like some formula you had to memorize in Chemistry.

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Put in the microwave for 2 minutes and 15 seconds. We would suggest taking it out as it cooks until you get the bread how you like it.

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We woke up to a lot of snow, so something warm and perfectly sweet (wasn’t too sweet but  wasn’t bland) was perfect. We chose to sit in front of a fireplace, watch Chopped, drink coffee, and snack on some fruit along with our Banana Bread. Hope you enjoy this lovely recipe!

Okie Bye

♥ Kerri Anne & Hannah ♥