Vegan Baked Oatmeal Cakes

April 5, 2011 by Keri

If you haven’t already, stop by last night’s That’s When I’m Happy post and share what brings you back to happy when you’re feeling a little down. It’s therapeutic, I swear!

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.

Vegan Baking Recipes

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!

Vegan Baking Recipes

Vegan Baking Recipes

Vegan Baking Recipes

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.

Vegan Baking Recipes

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!

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  1. Tiffany says:

    So true – the whole process of wisdom teeth removal is such a drag! It really made me appreciate being able to eat solid food. Hopefully the discomfort will ease for you soon.

    The baked oatmeal sounds good. I’m seeing versions of it everywhere these days, but I still haven’t tried it! I’ll have to change that soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Keri says:

      Yes, solid food (and chewing with more than just my front teeth) is such a wonderful thing! Thank you, Tiffany! I hope you enjoy some baked oatmeal soon. 🙂

  2. Keri, feel better soon! That oatmeal dish looks goooooood! I’ll have to check out the recipe and bookmark it!

  3. Awwwww Keri! I *heart* you! I am embarrassed to say that I keep putting off getting my wisdom teeth out. They’ve been telling me to do it since I was… 18?! Oops.

    Anywhoos, your post made me smile so much. And I am in awe of your photo skills. What camera do you use? And did you take a class to get so good? Hehe sorry for the 20 questions!! It’s just that mine never look so clear and crisp. Yours are beautiful!

    • Keri says:

      Same here! They’d been telling me that long too, and because I didn’t have dental insurance I kept putting it off. Turns out the wait made it so much worse!!
      I hope you got my email about the photos. I love photo chat! 🙂

  4. Jes says:

    Oh no! Wisdom teeth are the devil! I was stuck on apple sauce and pain pills for a week after mine came out last year. And then they had hit a nerve or something, and part of my face was numb for months, on top of getting dry sockets and having to clean out the holes for just as long. I so hope your experience went better than mine. Good thing it’s only once though, right??

    I would have totally made that oatmeal cake though. It looks delicious. What a great alternative to applesauce! 🙂

    • Keri says:

      Oh my goodness, I have the nerve thing too! I have half of my lip and chin numb and it “feels” awful!! I’m glad to hear it might come back though. The surgeon said it may or it may not. I’m SO glad it’s only once!

  5. Dmarie says:

    so tickled I stumbled upon your blog…love the layout & aesthetics! look forward to seeing more. May your mouth heal to 100% and SOON!

  6. Love your boatmeal! I made Katie’s recipe once and it was delicious! 😀 Can’t go wrong with baked oatmeal

    • Keri says:

      No, you definitely can’t! I love that you can add anything to it and it’s still going to turn out perfect!

  7. rawkinmom says:

    wow, I just found your blog and I love it!!!
    Can’t wait to read through and experience more!!!
    I love the layout and feel of it!!

  8. Jess - The Domestic Vegan says:

    I hope you’re feeling better, Keri! xoxoxo

    That oatmeal looks delicious. I love oatmeal. I love baking. This looks perfect. 😉