Got people coming over for breakfast/brunch or just want to impress your family? This one if for you. These apple baked oats are so easy to make but are transformed into an elegant breakfast using thin apple slices in the shape of a rose to decorate. Whats more, if your guests aren’t impressed by your presentation they will be by the taste, sort of like a soft apple and cinnamon cake. Serve with some thick greek yoghurt (or coconut yoghurt) and a drizzle of maple syrup and honey to make this dish shine.
If you dont like cashews you can use any other nuts or seeds instead or you can omit them completely.
Whats good about it: the oats and flax provide fibre and will help keep you full until lunchtime and apples are a good source of soluble fibre (good for gut health), antioxidants and B vitamins.
- 2 apples, grated (skin on)
- 2 cups rolled oats
- ¼ cup ground flax or chia seed
- 2¼ cups unsweetened almond milk ( or any milk you like)
- 3 tbsp sweetener (honey/maple/stevia)
- ½ cup cashews
- 1 tsp cinnamon (add more if you like or use vanilla)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- Approx 1 apple, extra to decorate
- Mix together all ingredients except for baking powder and extra apple and leave to soak overnight or for at least 15 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius
- Mix Baking powder into oats and spoon into an oven safe baking dish.
- Cut apple in half then slice into half moons as thinly as possible (I use a mandolin. Starting from the outside and working your way in, arrange the apple slices overlapping into circles to form a rose design. Curl up a few slices to go into the middle.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes until set and apple is beginning to brown slightly.
- serve with yoghurt, maple syrup and possibly some cashew butter.