Updated: Oct 14, 2019
My mother-in-law said this tastes like cinnamon buns and that woman knows what the fuck she’s talking about.
This one’s great for a small clan of people. Most of these recipes I try to break down to 1 serving size since I assume you can do enough fucking math to figure out how to double or triple it to make it for others as well (I hate breakfast recipes that serve 2-4 and then force me to do fucking fractions). But honestly - this one’s for a group - make it on a weekend ‘cause it takes a bit of time too. You’ll be a goddamn hero though when you serve it.
Serves: 6-ish (appetite depending)
2 1/4 cups rolled oats
2 tbsp coconut or brown sugar*
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
Dash of sea salt
2 cups almond milk (or plant based milk of your choice)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup pure maple or date syrup
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 apples**, diced (leave the peels on for extra nutrition goddamnit!)
2 peaches**, chopped
1/4 cup walnuts**, chopped
1/4 cup pistachios**, chopped
Preheat the over to 375 F. Lightly grease a 2-2.5 L casserole dish with coconut oil. Seriously, just the smallest amount to keep it from sticking.
In a large bowl combine the oats, sugar cinnamon, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg and salt. Mix that shit up good.
In another bowl mix together the milk, applesauce, sweetener syrup and vanilla. Stir until it’s smooth and combined.
Add the liquid to the dry and mix that bastard up until it’s a soupy fuck of a consistency. Fold in the chopped fruit.
Spoon it all into the casserole dish and smooth that shit out flat as you can with the back of a big ass spoon. Sprinkle the nuts all over it and GENTLY press them down into the mixture with your beautiful goddamn hands just like grandma would have.
Bake, uncovered, for 35-45 minutes depending on how the hell awesome your oven is. You know it’s long enough ‘cause it’s gettin’ bubbly in the corners and the apples are tender beautiful things.
Cool 5-10 before serving. If you think it needs it serve with a little splash of your plant-based milk. If you’ve got a sweet tooth you could put a little splash of maple syrup on it, but fuck me if the thing needs it. Pretty top-shelf tasty as-is.
If there’s leftovers it can store for 5-6 days in the fridge and 2-3 weeks in the freezer. But, share this shit with people. Food is love.
*Omit this and just make it 1/3 cup of date syrup over all.
**These are the fruits and nuts that I used and it was tasty AF - but honestly, you do you. Obviously aim for fresh and in-season options. If it’s fall swap out the peaches for pears. It’s summer? Get some berries into this mother! Pick whatever nuts you dig that go with the fruit and if you’ve got allergies use pumpkin and sunflower seeds instead. Customize this shit to your palette and lifestyle!