Cinnamon Almond Joy Baked Oatmeal

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Cinnamon Almond Joy Baked Oatmeal

Do you ever wonder whether you’ve still got it? Well, lately, I’ve been wondering just that. I’ve been eating rather lackluster rice and beans and recycling old recipes, thinking to myself… maybe I’ve just exhausted my creative juices. Maybe after 300 posts, it’s unrealistic to think that you can still conjure up new, creative, super flavorful dishes. Well folks, I am here to tell you today, that I was wrong. Dead wrong.

I’ve still got it ;). And in the next few weeks, I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been cooking up. For now though, let me share the baked oatmeal that I made with one of my favorite treats in mind–the almond joy. I added cinnamon to warm up my insides because it’s oh so cold outside, and I used steel cut oats so that I’d stay full until lunchtime. Delicious and guiltlessly decadent (there’s only 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips for 3 servings!), this is, in short, the perfect winter breakfast!

Cinnamon Almond Joy Baked Oatmeal

(Printable Recipe)

Ingredients:

1 cup oat milk (or other milk of choice)

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup steel cut oats

1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons brown sugar (to taste)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 heaping tablespoon shredded coconut

1 tablespoon chocolate chips

1/4 cup flaked almonds

Earth Balance to butter ramekins

almonds, coconut, chocolate chips, and cinnamon to garnish

Method:

*Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter ramekins with Earth Balance. Set aside.

*Add milk and water to saucepan and bring to a boil (watch! to make sure it doesn’t boil over). Add oats. Stir and turn down to low. Add coconut and cinnamon. Stir occasionally for 20 minutes.

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*After 20 minutes, remove from heat. Stir in extracts, chocolate chips and almonds. Stir. Divide among 3-4 ramekins. Cover ramekins with foil. Add ramekins to larger dish with ~ 1/2 inch of water in the dish. Bake 30-40 minutes. Remove from oven. Garnish. Enjoy!

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!

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  1. Oh for sure, I will have those moments where I feel I won’t be able to create something new, or unique. Then the next inspiration comes…..AND I throw that negative thought out the window! Your oatmeal looks warm, cozy, and soooooo delicious! Hugs, Terra

  2. Breakfast and dessert all rolled into one, I’m loving this!! I hear ya on the creativity tip also. It’s easy to get into a rut with everyday meals and blogging, especially this time of year. Happy to report that You Still Got It!!!!

  3. I don’t believe you will run out of the ideas from you! You always create something unique and great food. After 300 recipes, but you have far more experience in cooking professionally for the blog that your skill must have improved; therefore more new recipe ideas will come to you! 😉 The oatmeal looks delicious!

  4. This looks great, what a nice way to start the day.

  5. Oatmeal is not my go to meal… but this looks amazing. I love the flavors you have here. I think your creative juices are flowing just fine. :) Hope you’re having a warm holiday season. :)