Caramel Apple Oatmeal (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Caramel Apple Oatmeal is the recipe for today.  If you have been following this blog for awhile, you know I am a huge fan of oats.  Overnight Oats, Oatmeal Cookies, Slow Cooker Oatmeal or Energy Bites made with oats.

This slow cooker healthy oatmeal is not only easy, but it tastes awesome too.  If anyone tries it in the Instant Pot, please let me know the results in the comments section of this post.

 

Caramel Apple Oatmeal - My Whole Food Life

This no fuss healthy oatmeal recipe is gluten free and vegan.  Cinnamon apples and oats, with a delicious caramel sauce.  You can use either almond milk or water for the oats.

I chose water for these.  This recipe makes a ton, so you will have healthy breakfast all week long. 🙂

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Slow Cooker Gingerbread Oats

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Oats.  Now is the time of year where people stay inside and do more cooking.  Especially on those chilly days.

Well I have a new slow cooker recipe for you. Slow Cooker Gingerbread Oatmeal will make your house smell like the holidays.

If you love all things gingerbread, you will also love my gingerbread muffins, gingerbread cookies and gingerbread baked oatmeal.

 

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Oats - My Whole Food Life

 

These slow cooker gingerbread oats are vegan and gluten free.  You can make them with either water or milk.  I chose water for mine.

This is very budget friendly and makes a lot.  Make it up on a Sunday and have breakfast for the entire workweek. My husband takes it to work every morning.

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Healthy Blueberry Crisp

I know what you are thinking.  Why the heck am I making a blueberry crisp in the fall?  Well it’s because I am reviewing my friend Miryam’s new cookbook, The Healthy Matcha Cookbook – Green Tea Inspired Meals, Snacks, Drinks and Desserts.  Miryam is the creator behind the blog, Eat Good For Life.  If you have been wanting to try matcha, this book is for you!

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Have you heard about matcha?  It’s a concentrated, powerful powdered form of green tea.  Matcha has been named one of the most potent superfoods. Matcha is full of antioxidants, helps fight free radicals, boost metabolism, lower cholesterol and so much more!  I have done a little cooking with it in the past, see my matcha truffles, but Miryam has come up with all kinds of creative ways to use it.  For example in this healthy blueberry crisp.  I would have never thought to add matcha, but it really adds a nice flavor.

Blueberry Crisp - My Whole Food Life

This crisp is vegan and gluten free.  I even made my version oil free by using applesauce in place of coconut oil.  In the recipe, Miryam states that any fruit can be used, not just blueberries.  I can’t wait to try more of the recipes.  They all look so easy!  Next on my list is the lemon coconut bites.  Yum!  I should state, that not all of the recipes are vegan, but many are.

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Toasted Coconut Overnight Oats

New overnight oats recipe for you guys today.  This time it’s Toasted Coconut Overnight Oats.  If you haven’t tried overnight oats before, I suggest you try.  They are seriously life changing. You can make up a week’s worth at a time for easy and healthy breakfasts all week.  Since they come in a jar, they are easy for you to take to work as well. I love the combination of the toasted coconut and the almonds.

Toasted Coconut Overnight Oats - My Whole Food Life

I used steel cut oats in my recipe because I like the crunch that retains. If you like a smoother oatmeal, you can use rolled oats.  These can be eaten hot or cold.  Whichever you prefer. I like mine cold because they remind me of cereal.

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Nut Free Snack Bites

The beginning of the school year is approaching.  So I made these Nut Free Snack Bites for you.  They contain no nuts, so they are perfect for school lunchboxes.  Not to mention, delicious!  My kids loved them and they also liked helping to make them.  If you are looking for more nut free treats, you may also like my banana bread baked oatmeal and my nut free truffles. These energy bites are perfect for when you need a pick me up.  They are a super cinch to make too. Since the school year is fast approaching, I thought I would share some of my favorite school lunch supplies.  You can check them out in this post.

Nut Free Snack Bites - My Whole Food Life

In addition to being nut free, these are actually gluten free and vegan as well.  The recipe is super adaptable, so you can add in whatever you like.  Shredded coconut or chocolate chips come to mind as add ins for me.

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Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal.  I am always looking for quick and easy breakfasts on the go.  That is where this Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal recipe comes in.

It’s super easy, freezes well and travels well!  Make a double batch and pack your freezer full for those busy school mornings.

This recipe is nut free, so it would be perfect for pack in your kids school lunches.  This Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal recipe was a huge hit here.

I hope you enjoy it as well. If you are in search of other quick breakfast ideas, you may also enjoy my post on 22 make ahead breakfasts for back to school mornings.

 

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal - My Whole Food Life

 

These seriously whip up in just a few minutes.  This recipe is vegan, gluten free, dairy free and nut free.  I added chocolate chips to mine, but you could also add raisins if you prefer.  This is a great way to use up some ripe bananas too.

 

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

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