4 cups whole grain oatmeal (not instant)
1 cup unsweetened shredded or ribbon coconut (optional)
3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (or other nut)
3/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins
1 T. Baking powder
3/4 cup maple syrup or coconut sugar (packed)
3/4 cup melted coconut oil
3 T ground flax meal
6 T warm water
1 1/2 cups cashew milk or any plant-based milk of your choice
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix flax meal with warm water and set aside for 10-15 minutes
Preheat oven to 350F
Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan.
Mix baking powder with oatmeal, coconut, dried fruit and nuts in large bowl. In small bowl mix nut milk, maple syrup and vanilla. Once flax meal has congealed add it to the liquids
Add wet mixture and melted coconut oil to the oatmeal mixture and stir until well mixed.
Pour into baking pan and bake on middle shelf for 30-35 minutes until lightly browned and it is set in the middle.
Serve warm with cashew milk. Add sliced fresh fruit of your choice or raisins if desired
Optional: serve with fresh or frozen fruit
Makes 8-10 servings
This can be refrigerated and reheated in the microwave or oven (covered in foil) as needed