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Oats contain a unique antioxidant called avenanthramides. This type of antioxidant is especially beneficial for lowering inflammation in the body. In addition, some research indicates that early introduction of oats may decrease the likelihood of childhood asthma.
Walnuts are one of the few plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These types of fats are important for reducing inflammation within the body.
Preheat Oven Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray the ceramic baking dish with cooking spray.
Bake Fruit Arrange banana slices into a single layer on the bottom of the baking dish. Top with apples, ¼ Tsp cinnamon and 2 Tbsp maple syrup. Cover dish with foil and bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until the bananas get soft.
Combine Dry Ingredients While the fruits are baking, combine oats, half the walnuts, baking powder, ½ Tsp cinnamon and salt into a mixing bowl. Stir well.
Combine Wet Ingredients In another mixing bowl, stir together the remaining maple syrup, soy milk, egg and vanilla.
Pour Oat Mixture Over Fruit Remove the baking dish from oven, then pour the oat mixture over the baked fruit.
Pour Milk Mixture Over Oats Pour the milk mixture over the oats, making sure to distribute as evenly as possible over the oats.
Add Toppings & Bake Sprinkle the remaining ¼ Tsp cinnamon and walnuts over top. Bake for approximately 35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the oatmeal has set.
Serve & Enjoy Serve warm from the oven and enjoy!
Replace soy milk with cow’s milk or another non-dairy milk alternative
Replace egg with a commercial egg replacement product
Omit apples and substitute with ripe pears; Omit walnuts and substitute with pecans; omit cinnamon.
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