Baking

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins with Chocolate Chips - NO DAIRY, NO OIL

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins with Chocolate Chips - NO DAIRY, NO OIL

One of my favorite muffin recipes is this easy to prepare and very healthy snack. What I really love outside of the moist and sweet taste is the ability to prepare many muffins early in the week, store in the fridge, and eat as needed generally as little snacks. They are easy to take along to work at my contracting jobs, and I imagine you could find a similar benefit. 

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients:                                                      

Directions:

1 Combine all the dry ingredients (oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, flaxseed, and baking powder) in a large bowl.

2 In a medium sized bowl combine all liquids (almond or soy milk, applesauce, and vanilla). 

3 Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and stir to combine. Gently stir in blueberries.

4 Place in a 9x13 ungreased pan. Bake at 350° degrees for 35 minutes.

We like to eat this for breakfast in a large bowl drizzled with almond milk and maple syrup!

Butternut Squash, Apple, and Sweet Potato Bake

Ingredients:

• 1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped
• 1 red apple, peeled and chopped
• 1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped
• ¾ cup veggie broth, divided
• 5 celery stalks, chopped fine
• 1 small red onion, chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• ¼ tsp ground pepper
• ¼ tsp sea salt
• ½ tsp cinnamon
• ¼ tsp dried sage
• 2 tbsp maple syrup

Directions:

1 Sauté onion, celery, and garlic in ¼ cup of the veggie broth for 7-10 minutes (until soft).

2 In a large bowl add sweet potato, apple, butternut squash, salt, pepper, cinnamon, sage, maple syrup, and remaining veggie broth. Also add in the mixture of onion, celery, and garlic. Stir well.

3 Place all ingredients in ungreased 9x12 pan, cover with aluminum foil, and baked for30 minutes in a 400° degree oven.

4 Remove foil and baked for an additional 30 minutes uncovered.

5 Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes.

Cranberry Nut Oatmeal Bake

Ingredients:

Directions:

1 Preheat oven to 350° degrees.

2 Combine all dry ingredients in medium sized bowl. 

3 Combine all wet ingredients in large bowl.

4 Pour dry ingredients into wet and stir until combined. 

5 Pour into 9x12 pan and cook for 40 minutes.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients:

Directions:

1 Peel sweet potatoes and slice into thin French fry shapes ¼-½ inch thick.

2 Spread on pan lined with parchment paper and sprinkle spices on top.

3 Bake in the oven at 400° degrees for 20 minutes.

4 After 20 minutes flip and bake for an additional 25 minutes.

Note: Sweet potatoes get crispier the thinner you are able to slice them!