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Busy week and a small budget? This easy cheap vegan meal prep breakfast can help! Make it ahead on Sunday and breakfast for the week is sorted.
If you are someone who skips breakfast, just because you never seem to have time to whip something up during the breakfast rush, then you have to try this easy cheap vegan meal prep breakfast!
It will take you five minutes to prepare on a Sunday and you will have breakfast on hand for the entire workweek. Do this instead of buying breakfast on the go and it will be the easiest way to save money and time!
In this post, you will learn how to prep an easy cheap vegan meal prep breakfast – 3-Ingredient Apple Sauce Baked Oats.
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Easy Cheap Vegan Meal Prep Breakfast:
I’m a huge lover of everything oatmeal for breakfast: overnight oats, oatmeal pancakes, porridge… give them to me. Any day of the week. If the recipe is also super easy and involves only three ingredients, I’m definitely down. The secret to making this recipe insanely easy is store-bought apple sauce!
About Baked Oats
Baked oats is a traditional Amish dish. Unlike regular stove-top oatmeal, it is made in the oven and has a consistency similar to bread pudding. It is very adaptable and can be easily adjusted to suit any palate (baked oatmeal).
In this post, I share my insanely easy and cheap meal prep version of the dish!
What You Will Need
- (store-bought) apple sauce
- rolled oats
- baking powder (optional)
- cinnamon (optional)
- walnuts (optional)
Since regular store-bought apple sauce is already sweetened, it isn’t necessary to add additional sweetener to the dish. You can, however, additionally sweeten your baked oats upon serving.
How To Make Apple Sauce Baked Oats
It literally doesn’t get easier than this: pour all the ingredients directly into a baking dish and give everything a good whisk. Neatly flatten the top and sprinkle some walnuts on top, if you desire.
Bake for 30 minutes! That’s it! You can do it!!
Apple Sauce Baked Oats: FAQs
Baked oats are great for making ahead of time! They are one of those dishes that taste better the day after and can be eaten both hot and cold. Store them in an airtight container once baked and they will stay fresh for up to five days in the fridge.
You can reheat your baked oats in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time. You could also reheat your baked oats in the air fryer or toaster oven until warm, at 180° C.
Yes! Freeze in freezer pods or freezer-friendly meal prep containers and thaw before reheating, for the best result.
3-Ingredient Apple Sauce Baked Oats
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon (optional)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (optional)
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 360 g apple sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- walnuts (optional)
- Preheat: Preheat oven to 180° C!
- Prep: Add the rolled oats, salt, and optional cinnamon and baking powder to your baking dish! Give everything a good whisk! Then, add the raisins, apple sauce, and water. Stir everything until well-combined and then flatten the top. If desired, top with some walnuts!
- Bake: Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the center is set and a toothpick comes out clean!
- Store: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- Serve: Before serving, add a drizzle of maple syrup and/or nut butter and some freshly sliced apple.
Did you meal prep this 3-Ingredient Apple Sauce Baked Oats Recipe? Don’t forget to let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag @vegan_meal_prep_sunday on Instagram so I can see!
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