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Mung Bean Oatmeal Breakfast Bake

“This gluten free Mung Bean Oatmeal Breakfast Bake is not your average baked oatmeal! This is one of those treat-yourself-baked-oatmeal-concoctions that’s also packed with fiber and protein from mung beans.”

Mung Bean Oatmeal Breakfast Bake

Over the past 5 years or so, my daughter and I have been working our way through all sorts of different series on Netflix. From the Gilmore Girls to Friday Night Lights to locally filmed, The Vampire Diaries, we have been plowing through series after series like builders seem to be plowing through wooded areas to build new houses here in North Georgia!

Our recent obsession has been Parks and Recreation – if you haven’t watched it, it follows the zany antics of a group of public officials who work in the Parks and Rec department in the town of “Pawnee, Indiana”.

Mung Bean Oatmeal Breakfast Bake

In the series, two of the characters, “Tom” and “Donna” indulge themselves in a “Treat Yoself Day” from time to time during which they go all out and treat themselves to anything from chocolate, to a spa day, to a trip across the country.

And, my friends, this here gluten free baked oatmeal is the way my daughter and I treat OUR-selves to an indulgent treat from time to time.

Like that segue?

Mung Bean Oatmeal Breakfast Bake

Now you might be thinking: “wait – this here bake has mung beans and oats in it – how really indulgent can it be?” But, y’all, remember that quote about books and covers?

Well, this here Breakfast Bake IS made up of fiber, protein and nutrient rich mung beans and heart healthy oats. HOWEVER, this bake has an indulgent “glue” that brings the mung beans, the oats, the cardamom, the eggs and lime zest together and holds them there.

Mung Bean Oatmeal Breakfast Bake

A “glue” that is simply exquisite – and that glue is creamy, sweet and oh-so-rich, coconut condensed milk! If lactose is your friend, then by all means, you can use regular condensed milk – but, if lactose is your nemesis – coconut condensed milk can be found in most health food stores.

This is such a simple bake – and it happens to be gluten-free and dairy-free, but one taste and you would have a hard time believing that latter part!

This recipe first appeared on FoodFanatic ~ please check out FoodFanatic for more meal ideas and recipe inspiration!

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lindsay Cotter

Thursday 23rd of February 2017

I love mung bean because of this.. it's so versatile! Dessert, breakfast, noodles, etc. Great idea friend! Do you deliver. haha, maybe after it stops snowing here.

Ben Maclain

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017

I've heard Parks&Recreations is a good one, but we don't have it on Netflix Canada so maybe next time. But I 100% agree with the idea of indulging yourself. Talking about the recipe, I've heard of neither mung beans nor coconut condensed milk (I suppose it's sweet, right?) But I've heard of oats and cardamom, and I'm do like this:) Anyways, this oatmeal sounds and looks delightful, Shashi!

John/Kitchen Riffs

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017

Love the idea of "treat yourself day!" May have to start doing that. :-) Anyway, such a neat dish -- loaded with flavor and goodness. Thanks!

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Wednesday 22nd of February 2017

I've made plenty of soup and curry recipes before with mung beans but never a breakfast one.

This looks amazing Shashi, I can't wait to give it a go this weekend! Thanks. :-)

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

Tuesday 21st of February 2017

O I just went through a huge bad of SPROUTED mung beans! I am in love though and need to stock up again!