Total Time: 25m
Yield: 1 serving
It is impossible to walk out of that store not craving cinnamon rolls. The aroma of their freshly baked rolls permeates the entire warehouse. I swear, it’s like they’ve sprayed cinnamon-scented perfume throughout the store.
When I was little, I thought Ikea was so boring. I even fell asleep once, in their rug section. (In my defense, we’d just moved and I was still on jet lag.) But I feel differently about the store now that I’m an adult, shopping for my own furniture, as opposed to tagging along with mom.
I spent over an hour, yesterday afternoon, happily browsing. I love how their decorating style is so clean and simple.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (50g)
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- sweetener, such as 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup or pinch stevia
- 1/4 cup applesauce (60g) (or pumpkin or mashed banana)
- 1/4 cup milk of choice, creamer, juice, or water
- heaping 1/16th tsp salt
- Optional, for a buttery flavor: 1 tbsp oil or nut butter (if oil, scale the other liquid back)
- Optional: handful of raisins, chopped walnuts, brown sugar for the top
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine raw oats, spices, applesauce, and liquid. Pour into a small baking pan, loaf pan, or 1-cup ramekin (or, for mini boats, two 1/2-cup ramekins). Cook for 15-20 minutes, or more until it’s firm. Finally, set your oven to “high broil” for 3 more minutes (or simply just bake longer, but broiling gives it a nice crust). Don’t forget to spray your ramekins first, if you want your cakes to pop out. Ideas: top with your favorite nut butter, pumpkin butter, banana butter, or even coconut banana butter! Or try the healthy cream cheese frosting linked at the beginning of this post.
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