Festive baked oatmeal for Presidents’ Day, the Fourth of July, or any day that calls for red, white and blue.
Valentine’s Day is well and truly behind us, and February 17 is Presidents’ Day! Also known as Washington’s Birthday, or Washington’s and Lincoln’s Birthday.
Whatever you call it, clearly it’s time to move on from St. Valentine, stop crying over past relationships, and start crying over past presidents.
In an attempt to go for a Red, White and Blue theme, this baked oatmeal is half white, half red (okay, pink) with a sprinkling of blueberries to top it off. And there’s apple throughout the whole thing – ’cause nothing’s more American than apple (pie)!
While I was thinking about Presidents’ Day when making this oatmeal, it would be appropriate for any occasion that calls for a flag and/or tri-colored paraphernalia. Fourth of July? Memorial Day? Or maybe just because it’s the weekend.
This baked oatmeal is vegan and completely sugar-free. All the sweetness comes from a freshly grated apple and a handful of berries.
The recipe also calls for one spoonful of almond butter – so it’s up to you whether that’s a teaspoon or an overflowing giant spoonful. You could also leave it out altogether, but as most of us know, everything’s better with almond butter. (Especially if you go with the giant spoonful).
As next Monday also celebrates Washington’s Birthday you could also top this breakfast with sprinkles and candles. It’s not a birthday without sprinkles, right?
Happy Presidents’ Day!
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- ¼ cup finely grated apple
- ¼ cup almond milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 spoonful of almond butter (optional)
- ¼ cup raspberries or chopped strawberries
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a small ramekin.
- In a bowl, combine the rolled oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add the grated apple, almond milk, vanilla extract and almond butter, if using. Mix until well combined.
- In a separate bowl, use a fork to roughly mash the raspberries or strawberries.
- Transfer approximately half the oatmeal batter to the bowl with the mashed berries. Mix well.
- Pour both oatmeal batters into the prepared ramekin. Either place the batters side-by-side or layer them. Sprinkle some blueberries over the top.
- Bake the oatmeal for 25 - 30 minutes, or until the top is dry and a little firm. Enjoy!