Warm, comforting food is the one thing I’ve really been missing during my weekly travels.
I don’t have a kitchen up at my place (just a mini fridge) so the only warmth I recieve is from what turn into very expensive trips to Whole Foods. I’m one of those people you may find wrapped in a wool sweater on a cool (in my opinion) summer night while the rest of my family boils just looking at me. To me, there is nothing better than the sunrise, a steaming cup of tea, an enticing hard cover and a cozy warm breakfast on a crisp Autumns day! Next time you feel the same, snuggle up and let this be your toasty, feel good breakfast treat.
Apple Cinnamon Oat Bake With Cinnamon Ginger Swirl Cream
Adventure Level : 3/5
Apple cinnamon oat bake:
- 1/4 Cup steel-cut oats
- 1/2 Cup water
Soak overnight and drain most of the extra water out in the morning.
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 Cup coconut milk
Soak about 5 mins, or until the chia seeds gel. Mix oats and chia seeds together, adding coconut milk as needed until it is moist but not too runny. Then add:
- 1/2 – 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 diced apple, skins and all
- 5 drops Sweet Leaf stevia
Pour mixture into a ramekin and bake in the oven at 395 (farenheit) for approximately 15-20 mins, or until top is crisp and slightly browned. In the meantime prepare your cream (it just isn’t the same without it).
Cinnamon ginger swirl cream:
- 1 medium banana, frozen overnight
- 3-5 drops Sweet Leaf stevia
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Separate your recipe in half. To one half, add ginger (I like about a tbsp) and in the second half add cinnamon. Adjust flavours to your liking and swirl them together to create a marble effect.
- You may want to stick the half you’re not working on, back in the freezer until you are ready for it so that it doesn’t melt.
- I suggest Sweet Leaf stevia because it doesn’t have the same bitter after taste that some stevia brands have. If using another brand you may need to adjust the amount of stevia you use.
When your steaming oat bake is done, simply top it off with your cream and let it melt over your delicious breakfast!
The smell wafting through the kitchen is heavenly, the top is crispy and the center moist. Soft, sweet apples, cinnamon oats, and a cool banana cream softening against this steaming dish is absolute bliss. Enjoy! 🙂
Much cinnamon spiced love!