Golden Milk Mix

Nearly every single day, I make a golden milk latte. No coffee for me though, so it’s basically turmeric and other spices and adaptogens in the walnut/pepitas milk I make (1/2 cup walnuts/pepitas combined, 6 cups water, 12 medjool dates – blend) or my homemade cashew milk. But I thought I’d make it a little easier on myself by making a premade mix so I didn’t have to open up all of my spices and containers each time.

You know I’m all about food prepping these days, so it made sense to simplify this too. 🙂

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Pumpkin Spice Golden Milk Latte

Finally! Not another oatmeal! And this one is PERFECT for the beautiful fall weather we’re not really experiencing here in Phoenix… LOL. Honestly, I don’t care if it’s still over 90F. I’m drinking this creamy, dreamy, delicious pumpkin spice golden milk latte anyway. Bet. 😉

I’m NOT a coffee drinker, so anything called “latte” in my book doesn’t have coffee. But if you want to add some, feel free to replace some of the water with it. My version has no caffeine, no refined sugar, and no hard-to-find or artificial ingredients. It’s easy peasy from start to finish, so let’s do this.

pumpkin spice golden milk latte

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Baked Banana Churro Oatmeal

Who’s surprised that this is another baked oatmeal recipe? No, not you? Yeah, me either. But this one was inspired by an air fryer cookbook I received for review from a friend of mine. This is not the recipe from her book, but I can’t wait to try that one (along with all the other ones in there because they all sound AMAZING)!

So, without further ado, thank you to Tess Challis for The Essential Vegan Air Fryer Cookbook! Because without it, we would not have this Baked Banana Churro Oatmeal today!


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Baked Peanut Butter Blueberry Oatmeal

All right. I can’t seem to stop with the new baked oatmeals. That’s all I’m experimenting with these days, I guess. I love me some breakfast – especially when it’s baked oatmeal. So here you go. Here’s another one with peanut butter because yum. Peanut butter and blueberry baked oatmeal, your new favorite breakfast.


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Baked Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal

Okay, yeah. Another baked oatmeal. This one was by request though. Husband loves cinnamon raisin (while I think it’s gross – we all know that raisins are a big reason why we have trust issues because they should be chocolate chips), so I whipped this one up. Hopefully you raisin-loving weirdos enjoy this one. 😉


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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

Yup. Another baked oatmeal. I’m on a roll with these lately. Though I need to ask this question: How was this not already a recipe on this blog?! It’s another one that isn’t groundbreaking. Not. At. All. It should have been up here a long time ago, but I honestly don’t think I made it before. Definitely won’t make that mistake again. LOL.

It’s the perfect marriage of peanut butter and chocolate – so move over, Reese’s, with your nonvegan candy. Let’s eat PB and chocolate chips for breakfast and call it a damn good day, shall we? 🙂


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Baked Chocolate Cherry Walnut Oatmeal

I’m back with a new baked oatmeal! Because what would this blog be without ANOTHER baked oatmeal recipe. Honestly. We don’t have enough of those around here, do we?

This one isn’t super groundbreaking. In fact, none of them are. But still. I think it’s delicious. A scrumptious combo that threw together nicely and made me super happy when it came out of the oven lookin’ like a whole snack. Well, lookin’ like a whole meal, to be honest. Nommm.


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Baked Pumpkin Pecan French Toast Oatmeal

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!

Baked pumpkin french toast oatmeal topped with pecans - a scrumptious fall breakfast that's easy to make! #fruitsohard #glutenfree #vegan #pumpkin #pumpkinpie #frenchtoast

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.

Baked pumpkin french toast oatmeal topped with pecans - a scrumptious fall breakfast that's easy to make! #fruitsohard #glutenfree #vegan #pumpkin #pumpkinpie #frenchtoast

Pumpkin stuff is my jam! If it’s yours too, check out my Pumpkin Pecan MuffinsPumpkin 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 CakeChocolate ZucchiniBlueberry 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!

Baked Pumpkin Pecan French Toast Oatmeal
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Cool Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

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!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword: Baked Oatmeal, Pumpkin
Servings: 1
What you'll need:
  • 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
What you'll do:
  1. 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).

  2. In a medium bowl, mix mashed banana, water/milk, pumpkin maple syrup, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, turmeric, black pepper, and flax well.

  3. 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).

  4. Pour mixture into your ramekin and bake for 20-24 minutes. Let cool slightly before enjoying! 

Recipe Notes

*Based on my Baked French Toast Oatmeal.

Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie

Today is RAWctober day 1. It’s a whole month of raw vegan eating. I don’t have a ton of raw recipes on here, but I’ll probably post more as the month goes on. Like this one! A seriously yummy and creamy chocolate blueberry smoothie perfect for some added sweetness to your day. Enjoy!

Sweet, delicious chocolate blueberry smoothie made with bananas and sweetened with dates! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #chocolate #smoothie #naturallysweetened
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Apple Pie Smoothie

This apple pie smoothie, y’all. There’s something about it that’s super comforting. It reminds me of happiness and a simple way of life. It’s sweet and perfectly spiced, and though it’d be better in the fall, I’m all about bring fall to me right now (like we did with the Baked Apple Cider Oatmeal). So let’s go make this delicious smoothie!

Creamy, sweet, and spiced Apple Pie Smoothie perfect for a quick breakfast! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #applepie #smoothie

Mine’s green because I add greens, but you don’t have to. Starting with a base of bananas is a good idea though. Then we add all the other amazing ingredients, like apple, dates (for sweetness though optional), cinnamon, nutmeg, walnuts, oats, and flax/chia. You can even include maca or turmeric (+ black pepper for more turmeric bioavailability) for an even healthier drink!

Creamy, sweet, and spiced Apple Pie Smoothie perfect for a quick breakfast! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #applepie #smoothie

I really can’t get enough of this one. I’ve made it before, but it was time to make it again – and boy, am I glad I did! It’s refreshing but comforting right now as summer continues to heat up my part of my world. Cheers to you if you make one!

Creamy, sweet, and spiced Apple Pie Smoothie perfect for a quick breakfast! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #applepie #smoothie

I dig smoothies, so if you do too, check out our other smoothie recipes: Pumpkin PieBlueberry PieChocolateTropical GreenChocolate Golden Milk, and Pineapple Mango Grapefruit Smoothie.

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!

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Creamy, sweet, and spiced Apple Pie Smoothie perfect for a quick breakfast! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #applepie #smoothie
Apple Pie Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
 

A smooth, sweet, creamy, and perfectly spiced apple pie smoothie perfect for breakfast on a fast-paced morning. Throw in the blender and go!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Raw, Vegan
Keyword: smoothie
Servings: 1 - 2
What you'll need:
  • 1-2 ripe bananas (frozen works best)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 handful greens (I chose power greens)
  • 1 apple, roughly chopped (I prefer pink lady or honeycrisp)
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • (optional) 1-2 dates, pitted (for sweetness)
  • 1 small handful walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ground flax/chia
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • (optional) 1/4 - 1/8 tsp turmeric (+ a dash of black pepper for better bioavailability)
  • (optional) ice (as needed)
What you'll do:
  1. Add all ingredients to blender one by one. Then blend until smooth and well combined.

  2. Pour into glass and enjoy. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator for up to 48 hours, though best when fresh.