oatmeal casserole

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Spaghetti Casserole 

Ingredients:
-1.5 packages tempeh
-1 onion finely chopped
-1 pepper finely chopped
-2 cloves garlic chopped
-olive oil
-½ cup oatmeal
-italian seasoning + salt/pepper/whatever else you want
-1 box spaghetti (any kind will work, use rice/quinoa/corn spaghetti if gluten free)
-about 3 cups of marinara sauce for dish, 1-2 cups for extra while eating.
-1 eggplant
-panko crumbles (or any time of bread crumb)

Directions:
-Tempeh Crust: Saute the onion, pepper, and garlic in olive oil.  Once slightly cooled, combine with crumbled tempeh, seasoning, and oatmeal.  Pour into casserole dish and press down to form a “crust”.
-Spaghetti:  Cook one box of spaghetti (I used whole wheat) as directed.  Once crust is formed, pour cooked (and drained) spaghetti on it.  Then pour marinara sauce on top of that and mix around a little bit.
-Eggplant:  Peal one eggplant.  Cut into slices (about 1/4″ or less thick).  Sautee until slightly softened.  Place on top of spaghetti layer.
-Crumbles: Sprinkle on as many as you want on top.
-Baking: Bake in a preheated oven around 400 degrees F, covered for 30 minutes, and then uncovered until the bread crumbs brown (10-15 minutes).  Probably anywhere from 350-450 degrees is fine, and I don’t think cooking it longer would be a problem either. 
-Consuming: If you’re taking this as left overs for the week (as I am doing), it tastes a little better with some added marinara sauce on it each day,be cause it can kind of dry up.

A Page From My Cookbook: Oatmeal Breakfast Casserole

I found this recipe a million different ways on Pinterest, and I have to say it is delicious! Bake it on a sunday night when you have some free time, and have breakfast for the whole week!

Ingredients:

2 Cups of old fashioned rolled oats

1/3 Cup of Brown Sugar

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

½ Teaspoon Salt

1 Cup of Sliced Strawberries

1 Cup of Raspberries

1 Banana peeled and sliced

1/3 Cup of Milk Chocolate Chips

2 Cups of Almond Milk

1 Egg

3 Tablespoons of Butter (or Coconut Oil)

2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray inside of baking dish, or casserole dish with cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, strawberries, raspberries, bananas and chocolate chips.

3. Add to prepared baking dish.

4. In another bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, butter and vanilla extract. 

5. Pour over oats and fruit. Gently shake the dish so the mixture goes through the oats.

6. Add some extra choc chips and strawberries on top!

7. Bake for 35 minutes.

8. Serve warm! *This will keep in the fridge, heat and serve in the morning.

xoxo Jordan