If you want to load up on important vitamins and minerals, then this breakfast is for you. The vitamins in this dried fruit mix act as powerful antioxidants and strengthen your immune system. They also provide a good source of calcium, potassium and fiber which compliment a high protein diet as well. The oats and the pistachios promote heart health. In short it is a, “Just Plain Good For You Breakfast”. This makes up plenty and freezes well. You’ll want to have it on hand for breakfasts, snacks and even dessert.
5 cups oats
2 cups assorted nuts such as pistachios, walnuts, almonds
5 cups assorted dried fruit such as figs, cherries, dates, apricots, and raisins
5 tsp toasted chia seeds
5 tsp flax meal
2 tsp wheat germ
1 ½ tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp each cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom
2 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup honey or agave syrup
5 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, dried fruits, chia seeds, flax meal, wheat germ, salt, baking powder and spices, mixing well. In another bowl combine the eggs with the milk, honey and vanilla extract. Pour evenly over the fruit, oat and nut mixture and stir just until mixed.
Preheat oven to 350° F. Pour the batter into a lightly oiled or sprayed Doveware casserole dish, spreading evenly. Cover with lid and bake for 45 minutes. Remove lid and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until batter has set and is cooked through.
Serve warm with fresh berries and yogurt. As this makes a large amount, consider cutting into single sized bars and vacuum seal for later use. It’s great for when you’re on the go and need that boost of energy!
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