You ever get those days (speaking to the food bloggers now!) when you don’t know what you want to post?! Like you have recipes ready but you’re not quite happy with any of your photos of them. To those of you that don’t food blog I’ll try and make a different life comparison…
You’ve created something for work or school and at the time you’re happy with it, excited to have completed it and satisfied with the outcome. But then when you go back to review it just before handing it in or presenting it you get this sinking feeling in your gut that you just wish you could do it all over again. It’s the unnecessary perfectionist in me. Maybe it’s unique to creative things. Food photography and me have a love hate relationship and I’ve definitely gotten better at it throughout the years but it in my own eyes it’s never good enough. I have challenges and areas where I really want to improve but sometimes the need for speed and life around food blogging takes priority. It’s finding that happy medium! The plan?! Is to invest in some new props and also do a little photography book reading so any suggestions send them my way! It will be my late summer holiday book read!
Could I have gone off on more of a tangent? Sure why not. I’m not even sure anyone or many people actually read these posts so I figure it’s like my online journal. Even more so than writing my thoughts in an actual journal, I find typing much more therapeutic! I think it’s because my fingers can keep up with my thought process on a keyboard!
So after all that we’re going with a sweet recipe that could double up as a slightly more indulgent breakfast! Making use of Nature’s Charm Coconut Condensed milk, and drizzling over some of their Salted Caramel Sauce just takes them to a whole other level of deliciousness!
Condensed Milk Samoa Baked OatsPrint Recipe
- 160g rolled or jumbo oats
- 1 can (200g) Nature’s Charm Condensed Milk
- 300ml non dairy milk of choice
- 1 heaped tbsp milled flaxseed
- 2 tbsp mini dairy free chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp desiccated toasted coconut flakes, unsweetened
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of Salt
- ***For Serving***
- 1 tbsp per serving Nature’s Charm Salted Caramel Sauce
- Toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
- Mini dairy free chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 180C (350F).
Mix together all ingredients in a large bowl. Set to one side for 5 minutes to thicken up.
Grease a 7 - 8 inch oven safe dish with coconut oil.
Add oat mixture into prepared dish and bake for 35 minutes. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before slicing.
I prefer to turn out the entire batch of oats, slice and serve them bottom side up!
Top with toasted coconut flakes, caramel sauce and chocolate chips!
Can be served warm, chilled or at room temperature.
Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days.