As the weather gets cooler, I notice an overwhelming amount of delicious pictures of baked oatmeal start to spring up all over my Instagram feed. I don't mind oats every now and again but couldn't resist trying to come up with a grain free version to satisfy my paleo-ish tendencies! This "n-oatmeal" bakes up wonderfully firm and sweet. A warming substitute for my summery, cool smoothie bowls.
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts and/or seeds of choice (I like to use a mix of flaked or chopped almonds and some pepitas)
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed (or LSA - linseed, sunflower and almond meal)
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1 cup sweet potato grated
- 1 banana mashed (and preferably overripe)
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1-3 tbsp rice malt syrup (or honey or maple syrup if you are strict paleo) - adjust amount according to how sweet you'd like it
- 3/4 cup almond milk (or other milk of choice)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- dried fruit or fresh berries to top (optional)
- 10 min
- 5 min
- 40 min
- Preheat oven to 180 C. You will need a baking dish for this recipe which you can grease with a little coconut oil if you'd like the "oatmeal" to slide out easily. I typically use a 22cm square dish for this recipe.
- Combine coconut flakes, nuts, seeds, flaxseed, chia, sweet potato and spices in a large bowl.
- In another bowl whisk together the eggs, rice malt syrup, milk, banana and vanilla.
- Combine the wet and the dry mix and then pour into baking dish. Sprinkle over the dried fruit/berries if you are using them.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until firm and starting to brown on top.*
- Serve with your typical porridge toppings like maple syrup, stewed fruit, nut butter, yoghurt, milk and/or coconut cream - the list is endless! I like it topped with warmed coconut milk and tahini or cashew butter.
*If you use a smaller baking dish and the mixture is deeper, it may take a bit longer to cook – adjust the baking time accordingly.
Also – you can substitute the grated sweet potato for grated carrot, pumpkin or squash instead!