Who likes the idea of eating nutritious cookie dough for breakfast?
Um, me. Obviously.
I know you’re thinking that ‘cookie dough’ and ‘healthy’ are contradictory terms that can’t be used next to one another, but it’s true. This baked oatmeal is low in calories, high in protein and it’s a good source of fibre.
It probably took me less than five minutes to prepare this and although the quantities don’t seem like much, the finished product is actually quite filling. And totally tasty, too.
Another bonus: there are four other flavours to choose from. Please go and check out the cinnamon bun one – it looks fantastic.
- ½ cup gluten-free rolled oats
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ½ tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp almond butter (optional)
- ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
- ¼ cup water (or almond milk)
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp salt
- Handful of cacao nibs or chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Combine dry ingredients, then mix in wet. Pour into a small pre-greased baking pan, loaf pan, or 1-cup ramekin.
- Cook for 20 minutes, or more until it’s firm. Finally, set your oven to broil for 2-5 more minutes (or simply just bake longer, but broiling gives it a nice crust).