There’s nothing better on a cold winter’s day than a nice, warm breakfast.
This past weekend was especially chilly. Upon waking early Saturday morning, the last thing I wanted to do was leave my warm, cozy bed. After being coaxed out of it by my toddler, I knew exactly what could ease the icy startle from frigid, hardwood floors.
Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal.
I soaked the oats the night before and headed to the kitchen to prepare the dish. Within the hour, I felt like I was back in bed. The soothing oats spiced like pie hinted of all thing wonderful and warm. It was the perfect way to start the day…
I don’t eat grains very often at all, but if I do, I choose ones that are gluten-free and prepared properly by soaking, sprouting or fermenting.
Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal
2 1⁄2 C rolled oats (old fashioned, not instant and gluten-free if needed)
1⁄4 C sprouted buckwheat flour (may substitute for spelt or sprouted wheat flour if not gluten free)
2 Tbsp. yogurt, kefir, buttermilk or apple cider vinegar (acidic medium for overnight soaking)
1 C milk, preferably grass-fed or organic
1 C apple sauce (here’s how to make your own)
4 pastured eggs, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp. melted butter or coconut oil
up to 1⁄2 C honey or maple syrup (Grade B contains more zinc, manganese, potassium, magnesium, iron and calcium than Grade A)
1 tsp. baking powder, preferably GMO-free (here’s how to make your own)
3-4 apples, peeled, cored and diced into bite-sized pieces
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1⁄4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground cardamom
1/2 tsp. salt
(The night before)
1. Combine oats, sprouted flour, and acidic medium in a bowl. Pour filtered water
until the mixture is covered. Soak the mixture overnight. (Read more why I soak oatmeal here)
(In the morning)
2. Preheat oven to 375 F and butter a 9×13-baking dish.
3. Transfer the soaked oat/flour mixture into a colander and drain completely. Put the drained mixture in a large bowl.
4. In a medium bowl, combine all the wet ingredients and remaining ingredients and mix together. Pour the wet ingredients into the large bowl and mix with the soaked oats.
5. Pour the batter evenly into the buttered baking dish.
6. Bake at 375 F for about 45 minutes, or until center is set. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
This is a creamy porridge. The consistency is similar to stovetop soaked oatmeal, but richer in texture and taste.I like to top the Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal with fresh whipped cream (or yogurt) and honey.
What is your favorite breakfast food?
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