Banana Strawberry Oatmeal Bake and Crispy Sweet Potato Waffles

1.Banana Strawberry Oatmeal Bake

Prep Time: 15 minutes; Cook Time: 35-40 minutes, plus 5 minutes standing Serving Size: 193 g; Serves: 8; Calories: 246







  • 4 cups oats, old-fashioned • 3 cups milk • 2 eggs • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, chopped plus more for serving • 1 cup ripe banana, mashed • 1 teaspoon baking powder • 1 teaspoon cinnamon • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/4 cup sugar-free maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 13×9-inch baking dish.
  2. Inside a large-sized bowl, whisk the mashed banana with the milk, eggs, vanilla, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. Stir the oats into the mix and then the strawberries until combined.
  3. Carefully pour the mix into the baking dish; bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or till the oatmeal is set and a toothpick comes out mostly clean than wet when inserted in the center.
  4. Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Top with extra strawberries, if desired. Serve.


Notes: Make ahead of time and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, just put a serving size into a microwavable bowl. Pour a little milk in and microwave until hot, breaking the oatmeal using a spoon as needed. Serve with desired topping.



3: Walnut Apricot Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes; Cook Time: 0 minutes Serving Size: 51 g; Serves: 6; Calories: 171



  • 1 cup walnuts • 1 lemon, zested • 1 tablespoon chia seeds • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds • 1 tablespoon lemon juice • 1/2 cup dried apricot • 1/4 cup goji berries • 4 dates, pits removed, softened in water for 10 mins





  1. Soak the dates in warm water for about 10 minutes or till softened a bit; drain the water.
  2. Put all the ingredients into a food processor; process until almost smooth, but not completely.
  3. Pour the mixture into a baking tray; freeze for about 10-15 minutes or till set.

4.         Cut into bars and store in the fridge

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