Chocolate Pecan Pie Baked Oatmeal Vegan Recipe
Chocolate Pecan Pie Baked Oatmeal is Vegan Easy and Delicious!
Chocolate Pecan Pie Baked Oatmeal is an easy, delicious, healthy vegan breakfast or an ideal dish for a brunch. It could also pass as a super healthy dessert and would be delicious with a scoop of vegan ice cream. Yes, I know this for a fact.
It’s super simple to make, too, with just a few simple ingredients and not a ton of hands-on work. My sweetie has wanted a pecan pie forever but we seem to be so busy all the time. For now, he has to “settle” for this healthy breakfast facsimile. And by “settle” I mean enjoy the heck out of this super tasty hunk of a sweet, healthy breakfast.
Thank you to The Grainery for sponsoring this post. As always, opinions here are entirely my own.I liked this with on the chocolatey side but if you prefer a more traditional pecan pie flavor then just omit the cocoa powder. Not a big deal.
Candied Pecans for Baked Oatmeal
The candied pecans are an extra step but it takes just a few minutes to heat up some pecans, sugar, and water for a delicious crunchy topping. Just put all the ingredients into a heavy saucepan and heat to boiling. Reduce the heat a little and simmer briskly for a couple of minutes. The water boils off so what you have left is sugary, crunchy, kind of candy-coated pecans. Seriously delicious, even just on their own.
We LOVE Pecans!
The name “pecan” is a Native American word of Algonquin origin that was used to describe “all nuts requiring a stone to crack.”
Pecans are tasty and nutritious being a good source for zinc, protein, and healthy plant-based fats.
All About Oats
Let’s talk about oats, baby. I’m using freshly milled oats from The Grainery, a local fresh milled oats company. We discovered their product at our local grocery store last year and they really do make the “best oatmeal ever.” Scott Below is the owner of The Grainery and seriously knows more about oats than anyone I’ve ever met. If you’re not local to the areas in Michigan where these are available, The Grainery has online purchasing options.
This is what oats look like. from left to right, basically fresh off the plant, milled into flakes and ground into flour. To start with, they look a lot like seeds because they are seeds. The oats from The Grainery are not viable because they are lightly steamed but other than that they are unprocessed.
The Best Oatmeal Ever!
This really is the best oatmeal ever. I don’t know if it’s because it’s less processed or freshly milled or what. It’s just better. We’ve made these oats dozens of times and at least a few times for family and friends and they agreed.
Some Delicious Ways to Use Oats
Here are just a few of many tasty and delicious ways to use oats …
- Oatmeal, baked and traditional
- Oat Milk! (Use one cup oats per every 5 cups water, blend until smooth, add a pinch of salt and sweetener)
- Oat Flour (just grind in a dry, high-speed blender until powdered then use like any oat flour)
- Oat and Fruit Crumbles
- Overnight Oats
Chocolate Pecan Pie Bake Oatmeal Vegan
Chocolate Pecan Pie Baked Oatmeal is an easy, delicious, healthy vegan breakfast, and ideal dish for a brunch. Also tasty with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
- 2 1/2 cups oats
- 2 tbsp finely ground flax
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 cups plant-based milk
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup toasted pecans
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup sugar brown or white
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tbsp vegan butter or coconut oil optional
- 1/4 tsp each cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl, combine the oats, flax, baking powder, salt, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, and cocoa powder. Stir well until thoroughly combined.
Add the applesauce, maple syrup, plant-based milk, and vanilla extract. Stir well until thoroughly combined.
Pour into a 9 in pie plate or 9" x 9" baking dish and spread evenly.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
In the last 5 minutes of baking time, add the remaining ingredients to a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Heat until boiling, reduce to a simmer and simmer for 1-2 minutes.
Pour over the top of the baked oatmeal. Return to the oven for another 10 minutes.
Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
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