Eat Your Heart Out – Coconut Baked Oatmeal

Coconut Baked Oatmeal

So, after two weeks of parenting there is one thing I have learned. Well, I have actually learned a lot, but one important thing I learned is to treat my sweet baby Andy like a ticking time bomb. When he goes down for a snooze, I begin the countdown and have to decide what is most important to me. He may only snooze for an hour or half an hour and during that time I have the choices of eating, sleeping, or showering.

If you know me well enough you know what most likely wins out every time. Eating. There are times, most usually in the morning, when sleep does win out over food. I know. Who am I? After our usual 3 a.m. feeding that extra hour or two of sleep is so amazing. I wish my little guy gave me more time in the morning to sleep and eat. Heck! And maybe even shower too!

Until he gets a little older and his sleeps become longer, I will just have to dream about this oatmeal from today’s guest poster, Stephie. 

Good morning, friends! I am so glad to be over here today. Y’all already know how much Stef and I adore each other, and this weekend I get to meet her new little one! I am so excited for baby snuggles and I sure hope my Instagram followers won’t mind a few baby pictures.

Coconut Baked Oatmeal

It seems to me that everyone spends hours…days…heck, sometimes even weeks worrying about what to make for Christmas dinner. Yet, in my family, Christmas breakfast is almost as important as dinner! Think about it: You definitely need a good breakfast to help you recover from opening all of those presents (or give you the energy to get through it, depending on the order of your day). This Coconut Baked Oatmeal is a perfect holiday breakfast solution. Start to finish, I can make a batch of baked oatmeal in 30 minutes – and that includes baking time! If you really want to speed things up, you can even prepare it the night before, and simply bake it off the next morning. It really couldn’t be easier. Plus, this recipe is healthy, filling, and just so happens to be gluten-free.

Shut the front door.

Coconut Baked Oatmeal

This version using coconut milk and a touch of shredded coconut seemed particularly appropriate for the season, but if you are looking for some other fruit-filled versions, check out my Peach Crisp Baked Oatmeal or my Strawberry-Blueberry Baked Oatmeal. I think it is safe to say that I might like baked oatmeal.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and stay warm out there, guys!

Eat Your Heart Out – Coconut Baked Oatmeal

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Makes 1 8x8-inch dish or 6 8-ounce ramekins

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cups rolled oats (use gluten-free oats to make this GF!)
  • ½ cup ground flax seed
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 13.5-ounce can coconut milk (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • ¾ cup sliced almonds
  • Flaked or shredded coconut for sprinkling on top

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 6 8-ounce ramekins or 1 8x8-inch baking dish. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, flax seed, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together the coconut milk, agave nectar, applesauce, egg, and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in the almonds.
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish(es). Sprinkle the top with coconut, if desired. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown and set.

Notes

Try adding some dried blueberries with the almonds for some extra fruity flavor.

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Comments

  1. lol you poor thing! I hope you can get a lil more time for sleeping and eating…and maybe showering :P

    and yay Stephie! LOOve this oatmeal, coconutty goodness!

  2. Hi Stef and Stephie! Gorgeous post… it’s stinking hot here in Australia right now but I’m definitely tempted to make this baked oatmeal anyway. Love the addition of the coconut, mmm. Stef, so nice to have discovered your beautiful space here at Sarcastic Cooking. Congrats on the pending addition to your family! x

  3. I want a baby to snuggle with and this oatmeal in my belly!

  4. I don’t even like oatmeal (it’s a texture thing) but I think this version would get me to change my mind!

  5. I REALLY need to get on this baked oatmeal bandwagon. Maybe for second breakfast today? Yep. Done and done.

  6. When I saw your tweet on twitter I thought that these were cookies…but I love that it is oatmeal! Coconut in baked oatmeal sounds wonderful and healthy! I eat oatmeal almost daily so this is a great recipe to have. Hope baby is doing well! :)

  7. This sounds amazing I would definitely try this!

  8. Well, now I want baked oatmeal for Sunday breakfast. Coconut! Yum! Plus, Stephie gets baby snuggles this weekend?? Lucky. Glad that things are settling down for you and soon he will be sleeping through the night and napping next to Weezer. :) Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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