I have a confession, I have eaten pie for breakfast once or twice. Ok- a lot more then once or twice. I rise early before the rest of the house and have just sliced myself a piece of pumpkin, apple or berry and pop it cold right into my mouth. Yup, I am a pie pilfer. Can you pilfer a pie you already own… well yes, if your husband goes to cut a slice later that day and notices a chunk already missing. There are 3 obvious ways to resolve this issue:
- Stop eating pie…LOL…
- get rid of those who notice – yeah cannot do that
- Make More pies – hum that could work …but I am told by “some people” that this is “not healthy”
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.James 5:16
So how can we treat ourselves to luxury without sneaking into the fridge with the pie lifter? Well, technically that part is up to you …but we can switch it up a bit and make it healthy!
Enter Apple Pie bake oatmeal. It is The perfect compromise – serve it warm for dessert with fresh coconut whipped cream like an apple crisp or snitch it cold from fridge with a cup of coffee. With Flax, oats, fresh fruit- it’s healthier then crisp or pie but still with all the luxury. I have even removed the sugars and made it during our Daniel fast -not quiet as sweet but still entirely delicious. This recipe also works well with other fruit too- Berries, rhubarb and more!
Hooray – no more pie pilfering
Apple pie baked Oatmeal
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
- 1/3 cup brown sugar (or to taste)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 flax eggs (or 4 tb of fruit purée )
- 2 cups non dairy milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons non dairy butter,
- 2 -3 tart baking apples, Granny Smith is best
- Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease an 8 or 9-inch baking dish with butter.
- In a medium bowl, combine the oats, baking powder brown sugar, any extra add ins – raisins, nuts etc, cinnamon and salt. Mix well.
- In another bowl, whisk in the non dairy milk , aqua faba or purée, vanilla until well combined.
- Add the milk mixture to the oat mixture, along with the melted butter.
- Scatter the apples evenly on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Pour the oatmeal mixture over top and spread evenly. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the top is golden and the oats are set. Serve warm or at room temperature.
** Flax egg : to make one flax egg combine 1 tb of ground flax with 2.5 tb of water and let sit for 5 min.
** Add ins : 1/2 cup each nuts, raisins , or dried cranberry
** non dairy butter can be replaced with coconut oil
** sugar can be omitted but it will not be as sweet.