Soft baked oatmeal squares

By Shahzadi Devje
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Soft baked oatmeal squares are a great breakfast on the go. They're easy to make and baked in 30 minutes. This recipe is packed full of nourishing ingredients like old fashioned oats and blueberries, and it's sweetened with banana, maple syrup and apple sauce. These cereal oatmeal squares are vegetarian, gluten free and high in fibre.

YIELDS
6 SQUARES

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas ripe, small
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup dark, pure
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract pure
  • 5 cardamoms green, seeds only, crushed
  • 2 eggs medium size, beaten
  • 1 cup rolled oats old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup blueberries fresh, washed, dried,
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts plain

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Allow some overhang for easy removal later. 
  2. In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork
  3. Add applesauce, maple, vanilla, cardamom and eggs and mix with a whisk, spatula or spoon.
  4. Add rolled oats and blueberries - reserving a few for the top. Carefully combine, being mindful not to over-mix.
  5. Once the ingredients are mixed, transfer the mixture to the loaf pan. Use the back of a spoon to gently flatten the top.
  6. Sprinkle the top with the saved blueberries, some oats and chopped walnuts.
  7. Send to bake (middle shelf) for 30 minutes.
  8. Once baked, remove the oatmeal loaf from the pan and set it aside to cool at room temperature. Then cut into six square slices and enjoy.

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