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oatmeal schmoatmeal

14 Jun

I don’t like oatmeal. At least not in the mushy, cooked in a pot or the microwave, looks like dog vomit kind of way. But I do like baked oatmeal as I discussed earlier when I made the pumpkin mini baked oatmeal that my dad loves so much.

Well, I’ve been stuck in an apple cinnamon baked oatmeal rut for a while and decided I needed to break free. Especially since I will be eating baked oatmeal every morning at camp. At least that’s the plan. To dig my way out of this apple and cinnamon hole, I threw all caution to the wind and made a peanut butter and banana baked oatmeal. I know! CRAZY, no cinnamon or apples to be found in this recipe. Not even applesauce. I must have lost my mind considering I basically made this recipe up.

Anyways, these little beauts will be frozen and packed up for me to take to camp…which I leave for on Sunday and am super excited about!

Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal

1 egg

2 bananas mashed – I used bananas I had frozen, but extra ripe would work too

1/4 c honey

1 1/4 c milk of any kind

1 tsp vanilla

1/3-1/2 c peanut butter (adjust to your taste)

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 c shredded coconut

1 heaping tablespoon flax meal

1/4 c unsalted peanuts – chopped

Mix and pour 1/4 cup into lined muffin tins – this will make about 18-20. Bake for about 25 minutes at 350. Enjoy!!!!

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neglect, and breakfast

23 May

So I’ve neglected my blog. I knew this would happen eventually. But to be honest, I haven’t been baking much. Or running due to a lovely stress fracture in my foot. Once that’s healed up I’ll be back on the pavement once again. For now it’s just upper body and abs workouts.

On a breakfast note, I generally eat yogurt and a banana, or one of my new found favourites, baked oatmeal. I, in no way, came up with this. I hate normal oatmeal. I have a texture issue and the goopy, mushy mess that is traditional oatmeal has no place in my diet. However, I do like how it fills me up and that it’s basically a blank slate. I can add whatever I want to oatmeal: peanut butter one day, dried fruit and coconut the next. I started off baking oatmeal in an 8×8 pan using this budget bytes recipe for baked pumpkin pie oatmeal. (http://budgetbytes.blogspot.ca/2011/09/baked-pumpkin-pie-oatmeal-277-recipe.html). It has lots of flavour, not a whole lot of sugar, which I have subbed for honey or maple syrup most times I’ve made it.

I’ve made a few other versions, keeping with a 1 cup of milk to 2 cups of oats ratio, then adding whatever I feel like. Usually some apple sauce, cinnamon, dried fruits and coconut. Sometimes they’re more granola bar like and sometimes they’re more soft and oatmeal-y. It’s different every time. I find an egg helps to bind the mix together, but it isn’t totally necessary if you use enough other liquid stuff.

My dad also really loves these. So much that I’m making a batch every 5ish days.I usually eat mine warmed up in the microwave and just plain, but I can almost guarantee he’s topping his with maple syrup! They’re delicious either way!

You only live once,

Karla