That’s right the summer holidays are officially over. Those 6 weeks were literally the quickest of my life and now it is back to school time. So of course to start of the early mornings I felt the need to share with you a new breakfast recipe, and what is more back to school than apples? So here’s the completely warming and delicious ‘Baked Apple and Banana Oats’.
I love any kind of oats in the morning. Usually I try and stick to eggs on weekday mornings but now and again I love a big bowl of porridge, overnight oats or my absolute favourite kind of oats – baked oats. It’s basically like eating a giant flapjack for breakfast and I love it.
At this time of year apples are everywhere so I knew the only way to suitably get back to teaching and early mornings is to combine delicious in season apples with my favourite baked oats.
These baked oats are even more special as they can be cooked in 5 minutes!! There’s 2 options for cooking; one using an oven and one using a microwave (which is why it only takes 5 minutes). If your constantly in a rush in the mornings then this is a brilliant way to get a warm breakfast before work. It’s also completely refined-sugar free, gluten-free & vegan! So let’s get geared up for autumn and all it’s wonderful flavours and colours starting with some beautiful apples, oats and cinnamon for breakfast.
Baked Apple & Banana Oats
Serves: 1 Time: 5 minutes Difficulty: Easy
- ½ Cup of Gluten-Free Oats (Normal Oats work too)
- ½ Cup of Milk of Choice (I use Brown Rice Milk or Almond Milk)
- 1 Egg
- ½ an Apple (Chopped)
- ⅓ of a Ripe Banana (Mashed) + 3 or 4 sliced banana coins
- 2 Tsp of Honey
- ¼ Tsp of Cinnamon*
- 1 Tbsp of Ground Flax Seed (Optional).
- 1 Tbsp of Pumpkin Seeds (Optional).
- If using the oven pre heat it to 180°C.
- Combine the milk, egg, mashed banana, cinnamon and honey in a bowl.
- Add the oats, flaxseeds and apple and stir until combined.
- Grease an oven/ microwave proof dish with cooking oil, ghee or butter.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared dish and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden. Alternatively place in the microwave on high for 3-5 minutes until set on top.
- While the oats are cooking toast the pumpkin seeds in a frying pan over a medium heat.
- When ready top the oats with the sliced banana and pumpkin seeds (and some almond butter for an extra treat).
*If you don’t like cinnamon swap for 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract.