A different take on the baked oatmeal that Kirk and I eat quite often. For some reason that I am clueless to, when I am pregnant I cannot stomach cooking with chia seeds and flax, but once baby shows up I am all back into it. So “lucky” Kirk has been getting a lot of high fiber “treats” again…hahhah! Good for our cholesterol levels 😉
The chia seeds were a new addition and since they absorb so much liquid I added in more applesauce to keep the oatmeal from being too dry, it is already a bar like oatmeal.
Chia and Flax Baked Oatmeal
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup brown sugar, packed
- ¾ cup dried raisins
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup original almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 3 Tbsp ground flax-seed meal
- 9 Tbsp cool water
- ¼ cup Chia Seeds
- ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Heat the oven to 350°, spray a 9×13″ glass baking dish with cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl combine the oats through raisins.
In a medium mixing bowl whisk the milk through vanilla together, pour over the dry and stir till mixed.
Scrape into the prepared baking dish, pat smooth and bake for 40 minutes.
Eat warm or let cool and chill in the refrigerator.
Reheat in the microwave uncovered for 1 to 2 minutes on high (it stores well for a couple of days for easy breakfasts).
And a little hungry bear wandered by….