Warm Gourmet' Oatmeal Bake

Beautiful recipe for the fam and kiddos!


This is a special recipe that is for those days that you want a warm breakfast and have a few extra minutes in the morning. The great thing about this little gem, is that you can prepare it in the evening, pop it in the oven in the morning, and it will make your house smell like a cinnamon–ey heaven!





  • 2 flaxseed “eggs” (2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed, 6 tablespoons of warm water, mix together and let sit until needed
  • 2 cups of old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup of nuts (divided- you will use 1/4 cup in the beginning of the recipe and the rest in the end)
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • Small pinch of salt
  • 2 cups of plant-based milk (soy, almond, oat, cashew, coconut, etc)
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup (You can use less of this and more applesauce if you want, or use dates)
  • 1/4 cup of applesauce (unsweetened!!)
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 5 ripe bananas (or thin sliced/shredded apples, and/or cooked sweet potatoes. All of these work for the “crust” of the bake. Mix and match using whatever ingredients you have on hand
  • two cups of blueberries or chopped apples (divided)




  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Mix the ground flaxseed, and warm water to make your flax egg, let sit until needed.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients; Oats, 1/2 of the nuts, baking powder, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt and evenly mix together the ingredients.
  • In another small bowl, mix together the milk, syrup, flax eggs, applesauce and vanilla. Keep dry and wet ingredients separated till the end.
  • Spread the sliced banana (or sweet potato or sliced apples) on bottom of the baking dish and add half of the berries (or apple) on top of the banana/ sweet potato mix
  • Add in the oatmeal dry mixture on top of fruit layer base and spread evenly
  • Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry oat mixture evenly
  • Sprinkle the remaining nuts and berries or apples on the top, and bake this beauty for 30-40 minutes!


Ness’s special hint: Make this warm breakfast compote on a Sunday night, pop it in the oven Monday morning, and enjoy this beautiful breakfast ALL WEEK! *MOST KID APPROVED!













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