- 1/4 cup (60 ml) unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) unsweetened vanilla almond milk*
- 1 Tbsp. (16 g) nut butter** (optional, but recommended)
- 1 tsp. (5 ml) maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener)
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 slice of hearty bread, cubed***
- 1/4 cup (20 g) quick oats
- 1/2 apple, cubed
- Preheat oven to 375F and lightly grease an individually-sized oven-safe dish. Set aside.
- Combine applesauce, almond milk, nut butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla extract in a large shallow bowl, mixing until fully combined. Pour bread cubes into the mixture and use a fork to lightly press down so that they absorb most of the liquid. Add oats and apple cubes, and gently stir until everything is evenly incorporated. If the mix seems too dry, add a splash of extra milk.
- Transfer mixture to your prepared dish, sprinkling with additional cinnamon and sugar if desired. Bake for 20 minutes, until the bake has set and the top has turned golden brown.
- Remove from oven and top with toppings of choice or simply enjoy as is!
* Depending on how thick and/or hearty your bread is, you may have to add a splash of extra milk. ** I used almond, but feel free to use whichever nut butter you prefer. Or, you can also leave it out completely. *** I tried this with a few different types of bread, and each worked fine. Heartier breads produce a slightly drier bake, as do breads that are slightly older. If you need this to be gluten free, use gluten free bread and certified GF oats.
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