15 April 2014

{Breakfast Post #02} Baked Oatmeal for One - Gluten & Dairy Free + Vegan

Sorry for the absence in these parts lately. It's been a combination of both being super busy and also a bit of an overhaul of my diet that has made my presence on the internet MIA. You see, I am now a gluten free girl. Major boooo. Not by choice, but mainly because gluten makes me feel like poo whenever I eat it. So in an effort to be more kind to my tummy, I gave up the stuff.

So it seemed a bit unfair to post some recipes I had previously made full to the brim with the G-word. I couldn't bring myself to write a post, however yummy it was, if I couldn't actually eat what I made! So I've been educating myself on this whole gluten-free world there is out there, and da-yun! There is quite a lot of awesome stuff. It does require a bit more leg work when it comes to sourcing ingredients (the UK supermarkets aren't stocking that many GF stuff sadly) and you definitely have to be more imaginative with your recipes. But eh, not that bad at all! Still I take comfort in the fact I have just quit gluten, not butter or sugar.

So here is my first GF baking post. And it happens to be vegan too (if you use maple syrup and not honey to sweeten) and dairy free too (if you use almond milk - normal milk is just as fine too though). Ingredients listed are for one individual little baked oatmeal goodness.

Double the ingredients if you want to make the recipe for two and share it with that someone special you share your mornings with!

Baked Oatmeal for One

1/4 cup gluten free whole rolled jumbo oat
1/3 very ripe banana, all mushed up - technical term
2 to 3 tablespoons almond milk
1 tablespoon ground almonds
a few whole almonds, chopped
handful of frozen blueberries
1 pinch of cinnamon
1 tablespoon of maple syrup (or less if you don't like it too sweet)

Preheat your oven to 180 C / 350 F. Mix all of the above into a little ovenproof dish and bake for 20 minutes until top is golden or all blueberries have exploded making it dark blue in colour!

I like to add a bit more milk on mine after it gets out of the oven.

This feels like eating cake for breakfast! Gluten free ain't that bad after all…

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear about the gluten intolerance. Still there is a whole world of gluten free bloggers that are really interesting,so yay for new interests! Love the look of the oatmeal, never thought of making it like this