This baked oatmeal is the perfect back-to-school breakfast for hungry little minds. Preparing the oatmeal the night before as part of your meal prep saves time on an already rushed morning routine, and will get everyone out the door with their day started right.
Healthy fats from the coconut oil, almonds and eggs fuel the brain, while the fibre from the oats and apples helps us feel full for longer, preventing a morning blood sugar crash. The crisp top combined with a sweet centre offers the perfect contrasting taste and texture.
And as a back-to-school bonus: there are over 24 identified antioxidants and phytonutrients in cranberries, making them an immune-boosting superfood. They’re a great source of Vitamin C, which adds another layer of protection for a healthy school year ahead.
It’s not always possible to find fresh cranberries year-round, so I stock my freezer during the winter months when they’re in season. If you can’t find fresh or frozen cranberries, you can substitute with dried cranberries, raisins or another dried fruit.
Because fresh cranberries can be tart, especially to young tastebuds, I recommend not skimping on the natural sweetener. However, if you prefer to substitute with dried fruit, you can cut back on the natural sweeteners by half.Print