vegan baked oatmeal with fruits and nuts
2 cups organic multi-grain oats
1/3 cup organic natural brown sugar
1/2 cup dried fruit (i used a combo of raising, cranberries and dates)
handful of chopped organic walnuts
few shakes of cinnamon
shake of nutmeg
1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
1 3/4 cup almond milk
1 tsp pure natural vanilla
1/2 cup mashed banana or unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp ground flaxseed*
2 tbl warm water
preheat oven to 375F grease casserole type dish.
combine oats, brown sugar, fruit, walnuts, spices and baking powder.
in a small bowl mix together flaxseed and water. set aside to thicken slightly.
combine alomnd milk, vanilla, mashed banana or applesauce, flaxseed mixture.
add wet to dry and stir until combined. pour into the dish and sprinkle with wheat germ and bake 30 minutes.
the ground flaxseed and water is a replacement for 1 lg egg. you can use 1 egg instead but the flaxseed adds such great nutritional value you won't want to. this also makes it vegan!