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Baked Oatmeal with Figs & Hazelnuts

November 17, 2018

The exciting thing about this recipe is that it's easy... which is exactly what I need many of my recipes to be.  I love to cook, but finding the time can be ridiculously insane when my primary job is (kid) taxi driver.  Which is the exact reason I love to  make things in batches, then I'm set with breakfast or whichever meal for a few days.   

 

 

Oats are never too flashy, but the addition of dried figs and hazelnuts makes it just a little special.  If  you don't have either of those on hand, you could of course use whatever dried fruit and nuts you have.  I happen to love figs, and hazelnuts pair really well with them!  Plus, it's one final nod to late summer flavors :) 

 

I like this baked oatmeal because of its chewy texture- no mushy oats out of a vat for me!  And, it has cholesterol lowering potential which is super important to me as I combat my familial high cholesterol genes with diet and exercise. 

 

 

 

You could serve this cake-like on a plate, or do what I do, and scoop it into a bowl, warm it, and spoon a little non-dairy yogurt or milk over it.  Either way, it's comforting, filling, and easy!

 

 

Baked Oatmeal with Figs & Hazelnuts

serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup steel cut oats

  • 1/4 cup oat bran

  • 2 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 1/2  medium apple, chopped

  • 1/4 cup dried figs (about 4), chopped

  • 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp ginger

  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients in an 8x8 baking dish. Bake 45 minutes.  Serve warm with a bit of yogurt and fresh figs if desired. 

Nutrition: 311 calories, 15g fat, 1.2g sat fat, 174mg sodium, 41g CHO, 7g fiber, 15g sugar (8g added sugar), 8g PRO

 

 

 

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