It’s been a long time! Lots and lots going on – mostly in my writing life. Mostly, I’ve been making the same recipes (and y’all know that my husband is the one who cooks). He’s also the one who found a recipe for this and made it into his own. Honestly, I don’t think I’d eat nearly as well without him. 😉 So here we go! Let’s do this. An easy, vegan, homemade Nutella sweetened with fruit, so it’s healthy and delicious.
Okay, you guys. I was hesitant to make this even though the idea struck me as genius. Basically, there’s a lot of sugar in here that doesn’t come from fruit or maple syrup, which I try to stay away from. But a treat every now and then should be indulged in guilt-free if you so choose. No pressure. But you may wanna try this. For breakfast OR dessert! 😉
It’s that time, y’all! PUMPKIN time!! I’m over here, sipping on a pumpkin pie smoothie (newer recipe coming soon!), having just finished writing a book, already wanting more of this pumpkin french toast oatmeal. Breakfast has never been more delicious this fall. Nommm. Let’s do it!
It’s super simple, you guys. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Simply mashed a banana in a bowl, add water, pumpkin, maple syrup, and spices, and then soak the bread. After you’ve added your oats and nuts, you pop it into the oven and wait (im)patiently for it to bake. Ta-da! Easy peasy fall-breakfast squeezy.
Pumpkin stuff is my jam! If it’s yours too, check out my Pumpkin Pecan Muffins, Pumpkin Pie Almond Butter Cookies, and No-Bake Pumpkin Pie. And if you love oatmeal like I do, try any of my other Baked Oatmeals like Carrot Cake, Chocolate Zucchini, Blueberry Pie, and Cookie Dough. YUM!
Let me know if you try this recipe! Comment below, rate it, or take a photo and tag me @fruitsohard or #fruitsohard on Instagram. I’d love to see your creations. And don’t forget to cultivate some positivity and gratitude today. Tell me in the comments what you’re grateful for if you’d like. Vibe high, my friends!
Try this pumpkin french toast oatmeal topped with pecans for a scrumptious fall breakfast that's easy to make! Totally vegan and can be GF!
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 3 tbsp water/nondairy milk
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/8 tsp turmeric
- 1 dash black pepper
- 1 tbsp ground flax/chia
- 1 slice bread (use GF if GF / I like whole-wheat hot dog or hamburger buns for their thickness)
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1-2 tbsp pecan pieces
Preheat oven at 375 degrees F (190 C) and ready your ramekin (either with parchment paper or nonstick spray - I choose to bake this oatmeal without either).
In a medium bowl, mix mashed banana, water/milk, pumpkin maple syrup, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, turmeric, black pepper, and flax well.
Add chunks of bread and mix them so they soak the mixture up. Add oats and mix to combine. Then add pecan pieces and mix (or leave some to sprinkle on top).
Pour mixture into your ramekin and bake for 20-24 minutes. Let cool slightly before enjoying!
*Based on my Baked French Toast Oatmeal.
Let’s pretend it’s fall, okay? This baked apple cider oatmeal tastes like fall, and we could all probably use a touch of autumn in the dead of summer. It’s intensely hot out there, but if it’s cool enough in the morning, you won’t regret making this dish for breakfast. You can also save this recipe for the fall though. Or…just do both. That’s what I’m gonna do! So let’s do this!
Remember those Peanut Butter Fudge Bites we made last week? Uh, yeah. We’re making a baked oatmeal with them today. Because why not? Peanut butter can do no wrong, and combining it with apple is a magical experience. Seriously. This is one of my better ideas, and I’m sure you’ll see why when you make this delicious baked apple and peanut butter fudge oatmeal!
A lot of you guys have been waiting for this one. I know. I’m sorry. I liked the way these tasted right after I made them, but they kept getting really dry. Finally got it right. So here it is! Peanut Butter Fudge Bites. These are a delicious, healthier snack or dessert perfect to keep in the freezer or fridge for when you need them. And you need just 4 simple ingredients. Let’s get to it!
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You guys. These no-bake chocolate brownie bites are SO fudgy. SO sweet. SO delicious. SO vegan and gluten-free. And SO easy! You can make these with 5 natural and common ingredients you might even have in your kitchen right now. And you can customize these as much as you’d like with other mix-ins! So get into the kitchen with me and make these irresistible brownie bites!
This recipe was kind of an oops recipe. I had no idea what new flavor to try, but I definitely wanted banana and zucchini in there (because zucchini is my favorite thing to put in my baked oats!). So I thought I’d add some coconut (because why not?) and DUDE. It came out amazing!! It tastes like banana bread AND zucchini bread, and that hint of coconut is the perfect way to bring it all together. Sure, it’s getting hot this summer, but it’s always a good time for something THIS good.