Archive for the ‘OAMC’ Category

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

November 11, 2010

This is a great fall breakfast, and it’s easy to make ahead and freeze and then reheat. Supposedly adding a little flour when soaking the oats helps reduce the phytates further, so I add a little spelt flour. If you are gluten-free, you can leave it out; it doesn’t affect the recipe.

If you like the oatmeal sweeter, use the larger amount of maple syrup. I like to use less and let people add a little as desired to their oatmeal.

2 cups oats (if gluten-free, get GF certified oats)
2 Tbsp spelt flour (optional, leave out for gluten-free)
2 cups kefir
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
2 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
1/4 tsp dried cranberries or raisins
1 apple, diced
1 cup cooked mashed pumpkin
1/4-1/2 cup maple syrup
1 egg
3 Tbsp coconut oil

The night before, soak the oats and flour (if using) in the kefir. In the morning, heat the oven to 350 and put the coconut oil in a 9×13 glass baking dish. Add spices, baking powder, salt, apple, and cranberries or raisins to oat mixture. Stir well. Mix in the pumpkin, maple syrup, and eggs. Take the dish out of the oven; the coconut oil should be melted. Swirl it around the pan to grease it, then mix into oat mixture and then spread oat mixture into the pan.

Bake for 20-25 minutes (test with knife or toothpick to make sure it comes back clean).

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Gluten-Free Deep Dish “Sausage” Pizza

November 24, 2009

Ever since I have been wheat and dairy free, it’s hard to find recipes my family will LOVE, especially substitutes for wheat/dairy-heavy recipes. This pizza is an exception. It’s like a cross between a casserole and a pizza, and you can make it ahead and freeze it. My 13 year old son said, “This is amazing!” The other great thing is it contains liver and vegetables that are rich in nutrients, without it being noticeable at all. The sausage spicing on the beef gives it a sausage pizza taste for people who cannot have pork and miss Italian sausage.

For Crust:

2 cups brown rice flour
1/2 c tapioca flour
1/2 c arrowroot flour
2 tsp xantham gum
3/4 cup kefir (or water with 1 Tbsp lemon)

Mix ingredients together and leave covered to soak overnight.

In the morning, preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Add:
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 t salt
and mix well.
Cut in:
1/2 cup of coconut oil or butter

Grease a 9 x 13 pan. Pat dough into pan, covering bottom and sides. Bake 10 minutes and remove from the oven.

Meanwhile, make the filling:
1 lb. ground beef
4 oz. liver, chopped fine or ground
3/4 Tbsp paprika
1/2 Tbsp fennel seeds
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 cups marinara sauce (I will post a recipe soon, we always have homemade on-hand in the freezer)
2 carrots, shredded
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup spinach
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded almond cheese or mozzarella

Brown meats together with spices. Add marinara sauce, carrots, mushrooms, and spinach, and simmer until vegetables are softened.

Spread filling into prepared crust. Top with shredded cheese.

Bake 10-15 minutes.

Serves 6-8.

Nutty Baked French Toast

May 31, 2009

Although my family prefers “regular” French toast, this is a good way to have a nice homemade breakfast when you don’t have time to prepare it in the morning, or if you want breakfast to bake while you are busy doing other things (feeding a baby, cleaning the house, taking a shower, etc.)

3 eggs
2 cups milk (goat, hemp, or rice)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
8-12 slices bread (depending on size, any kind of bread works)
2-3 Tbsp. almond butter

Topping:
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Grease a 9×12 baking dish. Mix first 4 ingredients together. Put half the bread into the pan, spread with the almond butter, and top with the rest of the bread. Pour the batter over the bread. Mix topping ingredients together and spread over top layer of bread.

You can wrap tightly and refrigerate overnight or freeze, if desired.
When ready to bake, bake uncovered at 400 F for 30 minutes (if frozen, you will need to bake longer).

Feeds 4 hungry adults/teens, or 8 children (or some combination of the two), or 8 adults as part of a buffet. If you want to stetch it out even further, you can throw some bacon on a baking sheet and bake that along with it, see tips on baking bacon here.