I’m convinced that ginger and turmeric are just little underground capsules of sunshine, and when we eat these roots, the sunshine gets released within us. And that is why the ginger/turmeric combo is so magical!
On days where I have to be at work early in the morning, I often don’t give myself enough time to make breakfast (because I am only human, and I highly value my sleep). Instead of scrambling to find some substance that I can quickly snack on, I wanted to set myself up for success by making a big batch of nourishing oats that will power my workday mornings throughout the week. Baked oats just scream efficiency. They’re loaded with fiber and protein, keep me full, and they’re quick to prepare, as all I have to do each morning is simply cut myself a slice.
How to make Sunshine (Ginger & Turmeric Spiced) Baked Oats
With only 45 minutes of bake time, and one pan to get dirty, these oats will keep you shining throughout the entire week. They are:
& Great for meal prepping!
Mix all of the ingredients in a baking pan
These baked oats are a combination of rolled oats, plant milk, apple sauce, fresh ginger, coconut flakes, maple syrup, ground flax seeds, turmeric, coconut oil, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and salt. The rolled oats provide the substance, the plant milk is used for hydration, baking powder for leavening, applesauce and flax seeds for binding, ginger and coconut for texture, turmeric, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt for flavor, and coconut oil for a little bit of richness (as well as a preventative measure to keep the oat loaf from sticking to the pan).
Start by adding all of the dry ingredients to a 9×5 loaf pan, followed by all of the wet ingredients. Mix everything with a spoon or fork until all of the ingredients have been evenly combined.
At this point, feel free to garnish the top of the loaf however you’d like. I used a full banana to garnish the top of mine, but go ahead and get creative with this part!
Place the pan in an oven that has been preheated to 350°F and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until you can insert a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean. Once it has finished baking, give it at least 10 minutes to cool before digging in!
If you garnished your oats with banana, don’t be surprised if the banana turns brown within minutes of it being in the oven. Even if you are using a banana that is slightly underripe, the heat from the oven will naturally activate the enzymes within the banana that will turn it brown.
If the top of the loaf begins to burn, just cover it with foil and continue baking until the full 45 minutes is up.
Serve these baked oats with a drizzle of almond butter, a cold glass of your favorite plant milk, and your favorite side of fresh fruit. These oats taste great warmed up or eaten cold and right out of the refrigerator!
Storing and Reheating
These oats can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week in an airtight container. When it comes time to reheating, place a slice in an oven or air fryer at 350°F, and cook until warm.
I hope your mornings are full of sunshine! ☀️
And if you tried this recipe out, let me know how it turns out!
Sunshine (Ginger & Turmeric Spiced) Baked Oats
- 3 cups oats
- 2 ¾ cups plant milk
- ½ cup applesauce
- ¼ cup ginger finely minced
- ¼ cup dried coconut flakes
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 3 tbsp ground flax seeds
- 1 tbsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 banana (Optional for garnishing)
- Combine all the ingredients in a 9×5 loaf pan.
- Bake at 350°F for 40-45 minutes or until you can insert a tooth pick in the center & it comes out clean.
- Cool for at least 10 minutes.