Banana Coconut Baked Oatmeal (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free & Vegan)

This Banana Coconut Baked Oatmeal is packed with fiber and potassium for a healthy, hearty breakfast. This easy recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and sweetened with a ripe banana – no added sugar needed!

This Banana Coconut Baked Oatmeal is packed with fiber and potassium for a healthy, hearty breakfast. This easy recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and sweetened with a ripe banana - no added sugar needed!

*2017 UPDATE* This recipe was originally posted in May of 2012, and the pictures didn’t reflect how scrumptious this recipe! Funnily enough, this recipe was one of my first forays into healthier recipes on the site. It’s a super easy + delicious breakfast favorite, and you can even make this baked oatmeal ahead of time. The post below has been kept the same since it was originally posted FIVE years ago, for nostalgia’s sake. Enjoy! :)

Obviously, I really like food.

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Chocolate Chunk Banana Baked Oatmeal (Gluten Free + Vegan)

This easy Chocolate Chunk Banana Baked Oatmeal is a delicious twist on classic oatmeal – you’ll definitely want to start your day with a serving of this gluten-free + vegan breakfast! This healthier oatmeal has no added sweetener; it’s sweetened entirely with ripe banana and chocolate chunks.

This easy Chocolate Chunk Banana Baked Oatmeal is a delicious twist on classic oatmeal - you'll definitely want to start your day with a serving of this gluten-free + vegan breakfast! This healthier oatmeal has no added sweetener; it's sweetened entirely with ripe banana and chocolate chunks.For all the oatmeal I eat, baked oatmeal isn’t something that I’ve made too often. To be honest, it’s a method of preparing it that I often forget about…but now that I’ve rediscovered baked oatmeal, with it’s fluffy center and crispy edges, it’s here to stay.

If you’ve never tried baked oatmeal before, you’re going to want to listen up. Baked oatmeal is similar to traditional oatmeal, but it’s made with a few extra ingredients to help it get puffy and browned, and piled into a dish to bake instead of simmering away on the stove.

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchie Bars with Chocolate Chips + Pecans

These Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchie Bars with Chocolate Chips + Pecans are soft, gooey, and absolutely irresistible! These decadent dessert bars couldn’t be easier to make. This post is sponsored by Krusteaz.

These Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchie Bars with Chocolate Chips + Pecans are soft, gooey, and absolutely irresistible! These decadent dessert bars couldn't be easier to make.Is everyone done with pumpkin now? I feel like lots of people end pumpkin season when December starts, replacing the pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg with peppermint and gingerbread everything!

I’m all for those flavors, don’t get me wrong…but I still like pumpkin all the way until the end of the year. Hopefully you guys do too, because I’ve got one more pumpkin recipe to sneak in and share with you! [Read more…]

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal with Caramelized Apples + Pecans

This Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is topped with caramelized apples and crunchy pecans for an irresistible breakfast that’s much more decadent than it looks. This breakfast treat is gluten-free, refined sugar free + vegan!

This Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is topped with caramelized apples and crunchy pecans for an irresistible breakfast that's much more decadent than it looks. This breakfast treat is gluten-free, refined sugar free + vegan!Sooo…I’ve been sitting here wondering what to call this bowl of delicious apple oatmeal for a little while now. My sister’s suggestions were “apple pie oatmealiciousness” and “caramel apple oatmeal extravaganza” and while more exciting than my usual recipe titles, not exactly SEO friendly or very self-explanatory.

I finally decided on Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, but MAN how boring does that sound? It reminds me of the instant oatmeal packets from childhood – remember those? And the weird, thin, almost chalky oatmeal it made? [Read more…]

Lemon Berry Oatmeal Snack Bars (Gluten Free + Vegan)

These Lemon Berry Oatmeal Snack Bars are the perfect mid-day treat or dessert to satisfy your hunger! These snack bars have an oatmeal crust, a tangy lemon mixed berry filling, and they’re gluten-free + vegan. Thanks to Lipton for sponsoring this post!

These Lemon Berry Oatmeal Snack Bars are the perfect mid-day treat or dessert to satisfy your hunger! These snack bars have an oatmeal crust, a tangy lemon mixed berry filling, and they're gluten-free + vegan.Let’s talk about snack time. Are you a big into snacking, or are you more of a stick-to-your-meals kind of person? I do a little of both – on the days when I’m recipe developing and testing, I’m snacking on baked treats all day and don’t even really eat real meals until dinner.

On the other days, I’m usually a stick-to-my-meals person, but there’s got to be some sort of sweet treat during the day. I’m a baking blogger after all, so it’s okay, right?! [Read more…]

Pumpkin Spice Latte Overnight Oats

These Pumpkin Spice Latte Overnight Oats, with pumpkin puree and cinnamon, will help you start your morning deliciously! Prep only takes a few minutes and they can be enjoyed straight from the fridge or warmed up.

These Pumpkin Spice Latte Overnight Oats, with pumpkin puree and cinnamon, will help you start your morning deliciously! Prep only takes a few minutes and they can be enjoyed straight from the fridge or warmed up.So tell me, do you buy into the pumpkin spice craze? Are your shelves filled with pumpkin spice coffee, cereal, candy, and creamer this time of year, with a PSL in hand on the daily?

I feel like it’s REALLY blown up these past few years, with pumpkin spice EVERYTHING dominating the shelves. I gotta say, I’m pretty into it because I love warm fall spices and I love trying new products. [Read more…]

Oatmeal Fig Bars (Gluten Free + Vegan)

These Oatmeal Fig Bars are an incredible way to use your fresh figs! These gluten-free + vegan bars taste like Fig Neutons, but without the guilt or refined sugars. Enjoy them for breakfast or as a snack!

These Oatmeal Fig Bars are an incredible way to use your fresh figs! These gluten-free + vegan bars taste like Fig Neutons, but without the guilt or refined sugars. Enjoy them for breakfast or as a snack!So, are you guys on Snapchat? If so…what do you think about the new Instagram Stories? It’s clear that Instagram totally knocked off Snapchat’s story feature. I must admit, I’ve been using Snapchat for years and I prefer Snapchat stories because I love all the location filters and that you can speed up/slow down/make yourself beautiful.

However, I’ve got to admit, it’s awfully convenient having my Instagram followers being able to see everything on one app without having to send people over to Snapchat to “see more” of whatever. I’ve only been using Instagram stories for a day and a half, and there’s no way I can do stories on both, so one’s going to have to give. Any preference from you? Will Instagram or Snapchat prevail?! [Read more…]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free + Vegan)

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal tastes like a peanut butter cup, but it’s sweetened with just a ripe banana! You’ll love to wake up to this gluten-free, refined sugar-free + vegan breakfast.

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal tastes like a peanut butter cup, but it's sweetened with just a ripe banana! You'll love to wake up to this gluten-free, refined sugar-free + vegan breakfast.The photos in this post were updated in May 2016, but the recipe and writing below remains the same as when originally published! I’ve been rephotographing some of my old favorite recipes here on the site that don’t get nearly enough attention, probably because the photos didn’t do this delicious oatmeal justice.

But, for memorial’s sake, I’m not rewriting the post at all. All that’s below, including the recipe, is the original from July 2012. Enjoy – this recipe is still one of my favorites! I make it at least a couple of times a month :)

It’s clear to everyone who knows me I’m addicted to chocolate and peanut butter together. They’re perfect for each other, and anyone who has ever eaten a peanut butter cup can attest to that. [Read more…]