Baking is my personal form of self-therapy, and spending the whole day baking is just the best kind of day for me! Minus clean-up (not so fun!).
Creating a perfectly firm, crunchy-chewy crust bite requires only a few basic ingredients. You can use a single type of nut or seed as a base or any combination of your favorites—either way, it’s hard to go wrong. Almonds make a crunchy crust. My all-time favorite is a combination of whole almonds, sliced almonds, sesame seeds and rolled oats.
This vanilla oatmeal bake is super versatile, and would be absolutely delicious with raspberries or blackberries and creamy vanilla ice cream.
Go have yourself a de-stress bake to make this super simple recipe – you won’t regret it!
2 cups jumbo oats
1/4 cup whole almonds
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup date syrup
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp almond butter
1/2 ripe banana, squashed into paste
Preheat the oven to 200C. Grease a pie or baking dish with coconut oil.
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl, until all is combined. In another bowl, mix in the liquid ingredients and mix well. Then combine the liquid ingredients into the dry and stir in to form a sticky dough-paste.
Place the crust into the dish and flatten. Allow it to bake in the oven for 15 to 20 mins until golden-brown. Serve with whatever sweet fruit/yoghurt or ice cream you desire!