Apple and Apricot Baked Oats

This is a delicious warming meal that can be served for breakfast or dessert! Made with fresh apples, dried apricots, oats and spices, it speaks of cold winters and warm open fires! Feel free to play around with the fruit- rhubarb would be lovely, or even peaches in season.

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Ingredients-

  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 tablespoons of sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of flaked almonds
  • 2 tablespoons of desiccated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of clove powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 egg or flax egg (1 teaspoon of flax meal mixed with 1 tablespoon of water)
  • ¾ cup of almond or oat milk (or dairy if you choose)
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut nectar
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 apple sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons of dried apricots sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon of pecans crushed lightly

Method-

In a large bowl mix together the oats, seeds, almonds, coconut, baking powder, spices and salt.

In another bowl mix together the egg or flax egg., milk, coconut nectar, coconut oil and vanilla.

In a small baking loaf tin, line the bottom with half of the sliced apples. Top with the dry mixture, then pour the wet mixture evenly over the top.

Scatter the dried apricots and pecans on top and the remaining apple slices.

Cook in a moderate oven for 20-25 minutes until golden.

This is a lovely breakfast or dessert!

 

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