Strawberry Swirl Almond Oat Bake

How to ruin your day in three easy steps:

1. Go to bed the previous night thinking about that gorgeous avocado toast you’re going to eat when you wake up.

2. Proceed to make said avocado toast, just to discover that all the avocados you kept at home decided to give up on you. At the same time. How greaHAHAHAHAHA NO.

3. Go back to your bed, curl up into a ball and cry yourself to sleep because now your breakfast is ruined – THANKS AVOCADO IT’S SO NICE TO FEEL THIS BETRAYED. WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS IS? GAME OF THRONES? HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO DEAL WITH ALL THIS TREACHERY, I DON’T KNOW.

Strawberry Swirl Almond Oat Bake

Like, there’s nothing that I like better than making the tremendous effort to get up of my warm, comfy bed to make some toast just to discover that you’re now as black as my breakfast-deprived soul. Gosh, Mr. Avocado, you know how to make this girl happy, don’t you?

Strawberry Swirl Almond Oat Bake

 That’s the cool thing about oat bakes: they will never ever stab you in the back. They’re chill folks, these oat bake slices. You mix the ingredients the night before go to sleep thinking of the majestic breakfast you’ll be devouring soon; wake up; cry in case it’s Monday; put the stuff int the oven and enjoy a warm square of oat-y perfection which, bonus points, is healthy enough to keep you going until lunch time.

Strawberry Swirl Almond Oat Bake

Did I mention there’s this juicy strawberry-raspberry swirl involved? How about a crunchy almond topping? Caramelised edges anyone???????

Not that avocado toasts aren’t nice. If you’re lucky enough the one in a million avocado which isn’t hard as a rock one day, and black as a moonless night the following one, that is.

But it’s nice to keep a stash of strawberry swirl almond oat bake squares in the freezer just in case that the avocado gods decide to let you down one more time.

Strawberry Swirl Almond Oat Bake

Can you smell the bitterness in my words? I might or might not have been betrayed by not one, not two, NOT THREE BUT FOUR AVOCADOS this morning.

And I might or might not have been slightly (read: considerably) hungover. And it’s not as if I had slept a mere 4 hours last night OR had a chemistry lecture to attend.

Strawberry Swirl Almond Oat Bake

Boy, who wants to enjoy a delicious avocado toast when you can feel like Robb Stark in a wedding for a day instead?

Mark my words, my friends. Don’t let this ever happen to you. It’s best to make a plan B (read: a batch or seven of these) and ensure you don’t ever have to have your day ruined by a gang of rotten avocados.

Strawberry Swirl Almond Oat Bake

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Now, if you excuse me, I’ll be sitting in a dark corner eating my feelings away ’cause I’m a hangry monster which is still somewhat hungover.

Strawberry Swirl Almond Oat Bake

Oh, of all the days you could have betray me you go and choose this one.

Kudos to you avocados.

Strawberry Swirl Almond Oat Bake
Nothing better than breakfasts which taste like dessert! This oat bake can be made ahead and it's absolutely delicious!
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  1. 180 grams rolled oats
  2. 240 grams almond milk
  3. 1 egg + 1 egg white
  4. 2 tbsp. almond butter
  5. 110 grams brown sugar
  6. 1 tsp. baking powder
  7. 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
For the compote
  1. 100 grams strawberries
  2. 100 grams raspberries
  3. 2-4 tbsp. brown sugar
  4. Extras: slivered almonds for the top, brown sugar for the pan, etc.
  1. Whisk together rolled oats, sugar and baking powder.
  2. Add in milk, vanilla extract, eggs and almond butter and whisk until combined.
  3. Pour mixture in a greased and sugared baking pan.
  4. Add spoonfuls of the compote and swirl with a knife until compote is spread through the batter.
  5. Top with slivered almonds.
  6. Bake at 200ºC for 30-40 minutes or until golden.
For the compote
  1. Mash raspberries, strawberries and sugar and heat on medium until smooth.
  1. You can use storebought jam instead of the compote if you wish.
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Aaaaand that’s all for today. Thanks for all the sweet comments and emails by the way! Sorry it takes me so long to get back to you all – university is crazy at the moment and it’s hard for me to juggle up my studies, marathon training, social life and blog at the same time. Thanks for your understandement and continuous encouragement! 

Enjoy your weekend!

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  • Reply superfitbabe March 14, 2015 at 2:54 am

    It looks so beautiful!

  • Reply aspoonfulofnature March 14, 2015 at 11:36 am

    jajajaaj me he reído muchísimo con la historia del aguacate 🙂

  • Reply whiskandshout March 14, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Girl, I’ve been betrayed by avos sooo many times! I always buy them specifically at varying degrees of ripe (I always get a weird look when I pick up a rock-hard, totally raw one) so that it doesn’t happen… but it still does! This oat bake looks delish 🙂

  • Reply danguole March 15, 2015 at 1:18 am

    Those avocados! I bet you were so nice to them, too. Giving them a nice counter to live rent-free and everything.

    BUT, friend, this looks too good for words! Caramelized edges? I’m there.

  • Reply shashi at runninsrilankan March 17, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Oat bakes rule! Specially when they have strawberry-raspberry swirled in them! YUM!
    I’m guessing topping them with avocados is out of the question? 😉

  • Reply Monica March 17, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Hi Consuelo! Hope all is good! I just cannot wait for berry season after seeing this! And I love oats and almonds so much – need to try an oat bake like this. Definitely a delicious breakfast!

  • Reply josefinetm March 18, 2015 at 9:15 am

    I seriously hate avocados for doing such things to good people! An avocado is just never good when you want to eat it.
    This make however, looks great 🙂

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen March 22, 2015 at 2:06 am

    I love avocados, but nix them! This Strawberry Swirl Almond Oat Bake deserves the counter space – right there in my tummy! 🙂

  • Reply Helen @ Scrummy Lane March 22, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Now then, Consuelo, who needs avocado toast when you have this GORGEOUS strawberry swirl cake! Wow – can I come for breakfast next weekend? I’ll bring some perfectly ripe avocados 😉

  • Reply Kelly March 23, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Aaw I always have the worst luck with avocados too! I’d much rather have a giant slice of this strawberry oat bake anyway 🙂 It looks gorgeous!

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