Morning Glory Oatmeal Bake

I hadn’t heard of Morning Glory oatmeal until recently, but thought that it was something new I could try and sneak in some zucchini from our frozen surplus of it. The recipe that I used was inspired by Cookie and Kate’s “Baked Oatmeal Recipe with Blueberries.” I obviously did some tweaking to that recipe, but the base of the baked oats are very similar. This recipe is great to meal prep for breakfasts, as you can quickly cut a slice, pop it in the microwave and enjoy without any work for your busy mornings.

Health Benefits:

  • Apples are a healthy source of carbohydrates, providing you with energy. They also provide fiber, vitamin C, potassium, polyphenols and more.
  • Zucchini is full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants– similar to most squash.
  • Carrots are a good source of beta carotene, vitamin K1, potassium and antioxidants.
  • Along with apples, oats and flax seed both provide fiber. Oats are also a source of whole grains to provide you with energy.
  • Walnuts contain healthy fats and are full of antioxidants, omega-3’s and more.

Morning Glory Oatmeal Bake

  • Servings: 8 x 8 pan, 9 pieces
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This easy recipe is a great way to prep breakfast and is moist, full of fresh flavor and spices, and packed with nutrients!

Ingredients

  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup zucchini, shredded
  • 1/4 cup carrot, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and grease an 8×8 baking pan.
  2. Finely chop apple and shred zucchini and carrots. Mix together and spread out evenly in greased pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients (oats through ginger). Pour evenly over top of apples, zucchini and carrots.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together wet ingredients (milk through vanilla). Pour this mixture evenly over oats in pan.
  5. Bake at 375°F for 45 minutes. Enjoy warm, or store up to one week and heat in the microwave before eating.

I also made a healthy “frosting” to drizzle on top for some added creaminess and sweetness. To make this you can mix together greek yogurt, milk, brown sugar, vanilla and a dash of cinnamon. I just added the ingredients one at time, little by little, until I found the desired consistency and flavor that I was looking for. I also think that this would be delicious with a cream cheese icing/ glaze on top. Unfortunately, I don’t have any cream cheese to try it out right now, but next time I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks for checking out this warm, fall recipe and as always, if you try it let me know what you think!

Brit