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Funding delicious yet healthy Holiday desserts can be a real challenge. Betsy, our in house registered Dietitian is also a gourmet foodie. Her baked oatmeal with gingerbread cinnamon almond butter topping is a dessert you can enjoy guilt free.
1/2 c rolled oats
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
sweetener, such as 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup or pinch stevia
1/4 cup applesauce (or pumpkin or mashed banana)
1/4 cup milk of choice, creamer, juice, or water
heaping 1/16th tsp pink salt
3 T Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter
3/4 tsp molasses
Step By Step Baked Oatmeal & Gingerbread Topping Recipe Directions:
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Step 2: Combine raw oats, spices, applesauce, Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter, salt, and liquid.
Step 3: Pour into a small baking pan, loaf pan, or 1-cup ramekin (or, for mini boats, two 1/2-cup ramekins).
Step 4: Cook for 15-20 minutes, or more until it’s firm.
Step 5: Meanwhile mix all of the gingerbread toppings in a bowl and stir to combine and set aside.
Step 6: When the baked oatmeal is finished cooking set your oven to “high broil” and coat the top of the oatmeal with the gingerbread topping and cook for 1-2 more minutes (or simply just bake longer, but broiling gives it a nice crust).
Step 7: Remove from oven and garnish with a gingersnap cookie and cool whip.
Step 8: Enjoy your baked oatmeal with gingerbread almond butter topping!
Optional topping: gingersnap cookie, cool whip, additional almond butter