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On Oatmeal

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

On Oatmeal

Every other morning (when the hens oblige) I cook eggs and toast for mine and my girls' breakfast. Most odd mornings I make warm and sweet oatmeal. Mine with brown sugar, raisins and milk. Kaiya like hers with the same plus butter. And Zoe's is the same as Kaiya's, minus raisins (raisins, yuck!) And, of course, little miss River grazes from bowl to bowl.

I think oatmeal is such a comforting and hearty way to start the morning, even in the summer. And my little ones love it!

This morning I decided to try a baked oatmeal recipe. I have resisted trying this for some time. Oh, it looks so yummy and everyone raves about it. I really just couldn't wrap my head around it. I could only imagine it sticky and gooey and stuck to the pan.

Well, let me tell you...
Raw oatmeal, straight out of the box? Not so good... right, River?
No, not so much.
But, this... now this was so terrific. Warm, cinnamon-y, sweet.... like eating an oatmeal cookie for breakfast.
The recipe called for either one teaspoon of cinnamon or one of nutmeg. So, I did half a teaspoon of each. Perfect! We topped it off with a little milk to make it creamy and Kaiya and I put raisins in ours.

Yum! What are you cooking for breakfast?



Blogger Prettydreamer said...

lovely post ... pure delight!

July 28, 2011 at 6:33 AM  
Blogger germandolls said...

I love the pictures! such cute kids!

July 28, 2011 at 7:00 AM  
Blogger woolies said...

That looks and sounds just DELICIOUS! And I love your bowls too. :)

July 28, 2011 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger Saints and Spinners said...

This does look yummy! I want to try it. I bet it would be lovely with rhubarb compote. We've got steel-cut oats, so I did a search for how to make baked steel-cut oatmeal, and found this link:

If you don't want to go to that link, it basically says that the oats should be soaked overnight with a bit of yogurt or fresh whey.

July 28, 2011 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Yes, thank you! I was wondering if it could be done with steel-cut. Now I've gotta try that.
Rhubarb compote would be so yummy!

July 28, 2011 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Ooooh, that sounds so tasty! We do oatmeal breakfast bars that have craisins in them sometimes, and they're a hearty treat too.

July 28, 2011 at 3:39 PM  
Blogger mrsbeccijo said...

Looks so yummy, any chance for the recipe??

July 28, 2011 at 3:48 PM  
Blogger LittleElf said...

Sounds so tasty. So just bake the oatmeal and cinnamon and that's all the ingredients? Yummy, I"ll have to try it, sounds kind of like granola?


July 28, 2011 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

It certainly is! The link is in grey, as is the text so it kind of disapears, but click on the words 'baked oatmeal recipe'. ;-)

July 28, 2011 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger germandolls said...

We tried it. It was really delicious! My daughter who usually hates oatmeal at it all up!

August 4, 2011 at 8:05 AM  

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