Vegan Baked Oatmeal Cakes
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So last night I tried to eat a couple crackers, my first non-mushy or liquid food in over a week, and I woke up with a sore mouth and jaw. This wisdom teeth out stuff is no fun! Today, I decided to back it off a little with something less intense than a cracker, but still solid. Baked oatmeal! And yes, I look really cool trying to chew baked oatmeal with my front teeth.
I came across the recipe for Chocolate-Covered Katie’s “Boatmeal” last night while browsing through my reader. I have a thing for baked oatmeal, so I left the tab open as a reminder to make myself one for brunch. The single-serving “cakes” are so cute. They’re quick, beyond easy to make, and taste a little naughty despite being perfectly healthy. I’m definitely going to keep making these awesome little baked oatmeal cakes, as well as keep playing with fun ingredients and add-ins. It’s a totally customizable meal!
In her recipe, Katie leaves a few things optional, including sweetener. I chose to use a tablespoon of maple syrup, but left out the optional oil, nut butters, or dried fruits. I probably used a little more sea salt and cinnamon than the recipe called for too, but I didn’t really measure those. As I mentioned, it turned out delicious. And check out the texture! It had the perfect texture with the firmness you want in a baked oatmeal, and yet just enough of that cinnamon roll stickiness to be decadent.
Speaking of Miss Chocolate-Covered Katie, she’s holding an online vegan bake sale to raise donations for Japan, so if you’re in the mood for charity, hop over and start bidding! If you were going to donate anyway, you may as well give a little extra and get some free treats by one of your favorite bakers or bloggers in the process!