Allergy-Friendly Baked Oatmeal (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

One of my very favorite breakfasts is oatmeal.  I eat it  A LOT.  And when I say oatmeal, I don’t mean the mushy, instant oatmeal packets.  I cook old-fashioned oats on the stovetop or in the oven every time.  When you eat it nearly every morning (I may need an intervention!), cooking it on the stovetop gets old.  So, I began to wonder if I could do a baked oatmeal without eggs.  The answer is YES.  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.  I love that it’s easy to “personalize” for each person by adding toppings after it’s out of the oven.

Allergy-Friendly Baked Oatmeal (Vegan, Gluten-Free) from Mom Vs. Food Allergy (

Allergy-Friendly Baked Oatmeal (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
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Serves: 6 servings
  • 2 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 4 Tablespoon water
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1½ cups milk substitute (I used rice milk)
  • ¼ cup melted, dairy-free buttery spread (I used Earth Balance)
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats (gluten free, if necessary)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease an 8x8 baking dish.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water.
  4. Add the brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, milk, and melted "butter". Mix well.
  5. Stir in the oats.
  6. Pour the mixture into the baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  7. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Topping suggestions include…



dairy-free butter substitute

pecans (if no tree nut allergy)

dried cranberries or raisins

You can also add the blueberries, cranberries, or raisins before baking (about 3/4 cup).  I like to bake it plain so that each person can put their own toppings on.

Allergy-Friendly Baked Oatmeal (Vegan, Gluten Free)-Mom Vs. Food Allergy (

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Book Review: HumFree the Bee has a Food Allergy

We love books in this house!  I read to my kids every day, and they love new stories.  Superman is 6 now, but when he was even 4 months I began reading him books.  Little did I know that books would become such an important and useful part of our food allergy journey.  For kids, books are a fun way to educate, encourage, and even share with friends.  We started with books like The Bugabees and the No Biggie Bunch, but now there’s a new character on the block and his name is HumFree!

HumFree the Bee Has a Food Allergy:  Book Review~Mom Vs. Food Allergy

Here’s what I love about HumFree the Bee Has a Food Allergy:

  1.  It teaches kids they aren’t alone.  HumFree can’t land on flowers that are yellow or blue, but once he learns how his cousin avoids certain flowers, he gains his confidence back!
  2. The illustrations.  The artwork in this book is fabulous!  The illustrations are both whimsical and cartoon-like at the same time, making HumFree come alive.  The pages look like they came straight out of a movie!
  3. The rhyming phrases.  Kids love rhyming books!  Rhymes are great for teaching because the phrases are easy to remember.  The catchy phrases stick in your memory and make it fun to read over and over.
  4. The storyline and message.  I love that this story is all about teaching kids that it’s important and easy to avoid their allergens, and how to be confident while doing so. The message of inclusion is a sweet, added bonus. There are great Q&A starters in the back of the book to continue the conversation about food allergies.  Alison, the author, did a fabulous job putting this whole book together.

If you’re looking to add a book to your home collection, this is the book for you.  I promise this cute story is worth it!  Get your copy here!

(*I was not paid to write this review, but I did receive one book for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are my own.)