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Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal | Guess Who's Cooking | Healthy, plant based, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, and gluten free (use certified GF oats)

If you’re looking for a twist on boring old oatmeal, give this recipe a try. You can make it on the weekend and reheat individual portions for breakfast throughout the week. It is made with whole grains, fruit, vegetables, and healthy fats, and is completely plant-based and low in added sugar, yet tastes like carrot cake! It’s crispy on the top, tender on the inside, and contains a variety of other textures from the crunchy nuts and chewy raisins.

Each serving has only 1 1/2 teaspoons added sugar, less than most flavored oatmeal packets. The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends no more than 10% of calories from added sugar, which is about 12 teaspoons on a 2,000 calorie diet. However, the American Heart Association recommends limiting added sugar to 6 teaspoons a day for women and 9 teaspoons a day for men.

Recipe adapted from dietitian and cookbook author Ellie Krieger’s recipe.

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Serves 8
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 40 minutes
Total time 1 hour
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Breakfast
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Hot
This healthy and flavorful breakfast is made with whole grains, fruit, vegetables and healthy fats, and is free of animal products.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon flax meal
  • 2 cups rolled oats (not quick cooking)
  • 1 cup almonds, walnuts, or pecans (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup green apple (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup raisins or other dried fruit
  • 2 cups almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons oil (canola, melted coconut, or other oil of choice)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 375°F. In a small bowl, whisk together flax meal and 3 tablespoons water. Let sit for 5 minutes. Grease a cake pan, pie plate, or square baking dish.
Step 2
In a large bowl, combine oats, nuts, coconut, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine. Add carrots, apple, and raisins and stir.
Step 3
In a medium bowl, whisk together almond milk, maple syrup, oil, and vanilla. Stir the flax mixture, then add to the milk mixture and whisk. Pour milk mixture over oat mixture and stir well.
Step 4
Pour oat mixture into prepared baking dish and bake for about 40 minutes, until golden brown on top.

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal | Guess Who's Cooking | Healthy, plant based, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, and gluten free (use certified GF oats)

6 Healthy Valentine’s Day Breakfast Recipes

6 Healthy Valentines Day Breakfast Recipes | Guess Who's Cooking

The recipes below are healthy, natural, whole food breakfasts that are delicious and will impress your Valentine!

 

French Toast Apples

French Toast Apples | Guesswhoscooking.com | Healthy, easy, lower carb, no added sugar, no refined grains

 

Savory Oatmeal

Umami Oatmeal - GuessWhosCooking.com - Savory oatmeal with sauteed veggies, chicken, and egg

 

Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies - vegan, no added sugar, healthy. www.guesswhoscooking.com

 

Coconut Flour Pancakes with Berry Chia Jam

Berry Chia Jam

 

No-Tatoes O’Brien

No-Tatoes O'Brien (Rutabaga)

 

Pizza Omelet

Pizza Omelet

French Toast Apples

French toast is a very popular breakfast item at restaurants, but is the opposite of a balanced meal. Traditional versions are prepared using white bread (refined flour) and high amounts of sugar, often followed by a flooding of sugary maple syrup or artificial “pancake syrup” or “original syrup.” Did you ever notice that those cheaper syrups at the grocery store aren’t even called “maple syrup”?

Instead, this recipe replaces the unhealthy white bread with much healthier apples, and contains no added sugar. Try serving this recipe with something other than syrup, such as fresh berries, nuts, and/or natural nut butter.

French Toast Apples | Guesswhoscooking.com | Healthy, easy, lower carb, no added sugar, no refined grains

French Toast Apples

This healthy recipe replaces white bread with apples to make a delicious French "toast."

Ingredients

  • 2 Medium to large apples
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon virgin coconut oil (or other medium to high heat cooking oil)

Optional

  • 6-8 drops liquid stevia
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Step 1
Cut the apples into 1/2 inch rounds, then use a paring knife to cut out the core.
Step 2
In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, almond milk, cinnamon, and if using, vanilla and stevia.
Step 3
Heat a nonstick skillet (non-Teflon preferred) over medium heat. Add the oil.
Step 4
Dip the apple slices into the egg mixture, then onto the skillet. When the bottoms become golden brown, about 3 minutes, flip the apples with a spatula and cook the other side until golden brown, about 3 minutes.
Step 5
Repeat step 4 until all apple slices are cooked. Remove from pan and serve with your choice of berries, a touch of maple syrup, or nut butter.

French Toast Apples | Guess Who's Cooking | Healthy, easy, lower carb, no added sugar, no refined grains. Great for breakfast, brunch, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, or Father's Day

French Toast Apples | Guesswhoscooking.com | Healthy, easy, lower carb, no added sugar, no refined grains French Toast Apples | Guesswhoscooking.com | Healthy, easy, lower carb, no added sugar, no refined grains

French Toast Apples | Guesswhoscooking.com | Healthy, easy, lower carb, no added sugar, no refined grains