Baked Oatmeal Recipe

A Satisfied Soul & Gettin Figgy With It

Matthew 6:26 (nirv)

“What good is it if someone gains the whole world but loses his soul? Or what can anyone trade for his soul?”

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I’ve talked a few times about looking for purpose and happiness in so many different places, and each time, that thing, person, relationship, and accomplishment has failed to truly satisfy me. After reading this verse, it makes sense why.

Jesus tells us that we’ll never find happiness in anything that comes from this world. And He tells us this because He knows that’s where we’re going to look. We try to buy it, earn it, and steal it anyway we can. But it never works. At best, the happiness is fleeting. At worst, the chase leaves us feeling worse than we did before.

And the consequences of attempting to find our joy in the world are visible everywhere we look. Mass amounts of debt, obesity, sky-high divorce rates, and a world of full of Instagram profiles begging to be noticed.

What Jesus is trying to tell us is that there’s nothing we could ever earn, achieve, or accomplish in this world that’s enough to fill our souls. He’s the only Thing, the only One. He paid the ultimate price to have a relationship with you and I, and that relationship is the only place our souls will find the joy and rest we’re craving.

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Are you trying to find happiness, purpose, or identity in anything or anyone but Jesus? Spend some time thinking and writing about anything that comes to mind.

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For a soul that’s satisfied and fulfilled only by Jesus.

Gettin Figgy With It

5 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

Serves 4 Servings

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 bananas
  • 4 dried figs, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sweetener

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a bowl, mash bananas until smooth
  3. Add all remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix until combined
  4. Spray 4 baking ramekins with non-stick cooking spray
  5. Portion oats evenly into each ramekin and bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from the center
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Tips & Tools

If you don’t have baking ramekins, you can bake this recipe in a brownie pan or a bread loaf pan and cut into fourths once cooked.

The nutrition information is calculated using Swerve zero calorie granulated sweetener.

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