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First….Happy 2016!! Wishing you a year that’s full of health, blessings, love and laughter! And if you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen my photo of how I celebrated New Year’s Day {with confetti, flowers, fruit + pancake letters of course}…so in case you missed it, here it is again!

Happy 2016 photo

And speaking of pancakes, you probably know by now how much I love breakfast foods! From smoothies to chia seed pudding to good ol’ oatmeal. There’s nothing like a warm bowl of oats, especially during these cold, winter months! And especially when it includes warm apples + pumpkin pie spice!

Baked Apple Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

This Baked Apple Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal recipe is dairy-free, vegan, and so simple to make! Also, pure oats are gluten-free, but not all brands provide gluten-free oats because their other products that contain gluten may cross over. If you are gluten-free, here’s a gluten-free rolled oats option for you! 

Also, if you can, always purchase organic apples. Apples are top on the Dirty Dozen list! Meaning conventional apples have the highest amount of pesticides.Not to mention organic apples are crunchier and just taste so much better.

Pale pink roses photo

Baked Apple Oatmeal photo

Ingredients:
1 ½ organic apples
2/3 cups rolled oats
2 tbsp 100% pure maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
½ tbsp flaxseed

Directions:

  1. Cut apples into cubes and add to mixing bowl.
  2. Add rolled oats, maple syrup, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and flaxseed to mixing bowl and mix well.
  3. Make sure the apples and oats are thoroughly coated.
  4. Pour apple-oatmeal mix into mini cast iron skillet. You can also use an oven-safe glass bowl as well if you don’t have a skillet.
  5. Bake on 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  6. Let cool a bit and serve warm.
  7. Enjoy!!

Baked Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Photo

One last thing! If you’re considering doing a detox to begin the New Year, make sure to check out this article: Bridal Detox: Nutritionists Weigh in on Getting the Healthiest Glow. I was recently interviewed by In Style on healthy bridal detox tips and shared how to detox the healthy way! Also, you don’t have to be a bride to benefit from all the info that was shared. Hope you find it helpful!

Again, cheers to the New Year!!

xoxo

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