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This is NOT oil free, since 6 tbsp flaxseed is used! Would this work as well with something like psyllium husk to bind it and make it moist?
Flaxseeds are not oil. This recipe contains no oil. Flaxseeds are a whole food. Oil is a processed food extracted from whole foods.
I love this for breakfast. I just freeze the squares and thaw them in the microwave
This is not a cake, it’s baked oatmeal! The oats didn’t soften, the dried apple bits dried out so much more in the oven that they were difficult to chew, and the fresh apple, even sliced paper thin, made the “cake” fall apart. I baked at 350 degrees (verified by 2 oven thermometers) for 35 minutes.
As another commenter said, it was bland. Despite all the apples, it had little apple flavor. The rawness of the oats and the spices overpowered. And, you can’t pour the “batter” into the pan. You have to dump it in – it’s the consistency of a lentil walnut loaf!
Make this if you want a healthy baked oatmeal, though I’d leave out the dried apples. They add nothing but the potential for a broken tooth. Also, soak the oats in plant milk to soften and add lemon zest to brighten the flavors.
This recipe is amazing. My parents love it. They keep asking for me to make more (sometimes twice in one day; that’s how fast it goes!)
I’m really sorry but this just tasted of baking soda and wholemeal flour. It was barely edible when topped with a lot of apple sauce but I ended up binning most. Next to no apple flavour.