Okay friends, let me be 100% honest with you: I am NOT a foodie. I dislike being in the kitchen (except to wash dishes) and really only “cook” to survive. If I had it my way each of my meals would be prepared for me, placed on a platter, and served at my coffee table so I could sit on the floor and devour a meal without much thought, effort, or preparation. Unfortunately my reality is not so, at least not yet!

It is even surprising to me that I am here to share a recipe with you. It may be the only one you will ever find on this blog. It simply is too good and a little too easy to make that it needs to be shared!

A friend of mine passed along this recipe when I was asking her about quick and easy snacks and/or breakfast ideas that I could pre-make and eat warmed. Thankfully she is a wiz in the kitchen and pulled out the perfect Oatmeal Breakfast Clafoutis recipe for me. The first thing I needed to do was google what a clafoutis is…a baked french dessert for breakfast. I was in! So I trudged to the grocery store in the dark with my reusable bags in hand and a list of ingredients I needed to purchase. You see, I needed to buy pretty much everything because I have almost nothing, so my list was longer than memory would allow. I was also buying ingredients to make (well to allow my slow cooker to make) a couple soups.

But let me not make you wait any longer for the recipe to these delicious, moist, easily freezable, breakfast desserts.


Oatmeal Breakfast Clafoutis

Here is what you will need:

  • 2 1/2 cups oats (I used quaker quick oats), uncooked (use certified gluten-free oats to make this gluten-free)
  • 1/2 cup unrefined can sugar (I used honey instead of sugar)
  • 2/3 cup raisins or dried cranberries (or substitute other dried fruits)
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup chopped nuts (I used almonds but any chopped nuts would work – walnuts are good to increase metabolism)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (I used 1 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt (I used regular table salt)
  • 2 large eggs (if you need an egg alternative try a banana or mix 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water (I think that is per egg) until it is fully absorbed)
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and thinly sliced or grated (I used unpeeled grated)
  • 3 1/3 cup milk (use non-dairy to make this dairy-free)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Here is how you put it all together:

  • Lightly oil a 8-by-8 inch baking dish
  • In a large bowl, combine oats, sugar (honey), raisins (any dried fruit), chopped nuts, cinnamon and salt
  • Add eggs, milk, vanilla extract and grated apples (if you used sliced apples they come later) – mix well (I used a wooden spoon)
  • Pour into prepared baking dish and use a spoon to distribute the solids evenly. If you used sliced apples arrange them on top
  • If possible, refrigerate for a few hours (I put my in the fridge overnight) to allow the oatmeal to plump up
  • Preheat oven to 360 degrees and bake for 45-55 minutes until the centre is set and firm to the touch (the middle when still be moist and soft)
  • Let cool before serving slightly warm or at room temperature (okay cold too)

Storing your amazing Oatmeal Breakfast Clafoutis:

Store either in the fridge in an airtight container or wrap each serving individually and put them in the freezer. You can then take a serving out the night before and leave it to thaw until morning. I warm my pieces in the microwave for 10-20 seconds to eat warm.


Once again, I am not a foodie so if something goes wrong in your making, I apologize but I will not be able to help problem solve with you. However, I do hope that you enjoy your Breakfast Clafoutis as much as I have been at anytime of the day – they make a perfect mid-afternoon snack as well!

4 thoughts on “Homemade!?!

    • Thanks for the comment! Some days I wish I was more compelled to enter the kitchen! I will have to check out your blog; maybe something with spark my desire to re-enter the boarder from dining room to kitchen 🙂

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