• 2 1/2cupsrolled oats
  • 2Tbspdate sugar
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • 2tspground cinnamon
  • 1/2tspground ginger
  • 1/2tspground nutmeg
  • 1/2tspsalt
  • 2cupswater
  • 1/4cupmedjool dates, packed
  • 2tspvanilla extract
  • 1/2cupapple sauce
  • 2apples, diced
  • 1pear, diced
  • 1/2cupwalnuts
  • 1/4cupdried cranberries (no sugar added)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a 9” x 9” baking dish
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, date sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Stir to combine
  3. In a blender, combine water and dates. Cover and blend on high until smooth. Add the date mixture to the dry ingredients along with the vanilla and apple sauce. Stir to combine. The mixture will be watery and a bit frothy, this is normal
  4. Fold in chopped apples, pear, walnuts, and dried cranberries
  5. Transfer the mixture to the baking pan and smooth out the top. You may add additional walnuts to the top if desired, and gently press them into the mixture
  6. Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes until the top is slightly browned and the apples are tender
  7. Cool the baked oatmeal for 10 minutes prior to serving
  8. Serve with a drizzle of almond or oat milk if desired
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