Yesterday was a busy morning in and a busy afternoon out, and because I couldn’t exercise earlier in the day, I ended up exercising before bed instead of prepping for this morning’s breakfast. So this morning I changed around the order of this week’s breakfasts to make something quicker than what was planned. Schedules are very helpful, but a person shouldn’t be a slave to the schedule – the schedule is just intended to be a tool to help us, not to make us feel guilty!
While I was in the kitchen, I took some time to prep for a few breakfasts – I ground the flour for the biscuits, washed the potatoes for the farmer’s casserole (will shred them later on today and mix up the rest of ingredients to prepare for baking), and prepared the rice pudding (yum!). Since today I made baked oatmeal, I thought I would share the recipe with you. Oatmeal is a great food, but it’s often hard to get kids to eat it. This is a nice way to prepare it, and my kids enjoy it.
My recipe makes 2- 9×13 pans (I use one for breakfast and freeze the other to use for another week), so you’ll want to adjust for amounts accordingly:
- 12 c. rolled oats
- 2 c. brown sugar (I use sucanat)
- 4 t. salt
- 2 t. baking powder
- 4 c. milk
- 2 c. oil (I used coconut oil)
- 8 eggs, lightly beaten
(Optional: soak the oatmeal overnight in 2 c. milk. Continue next morning, adding in all other ingredients and remaining two cups of milk.)
Mix all ingredients, bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 – 35 minutes until set.
Also, some of you may have wondered about what seems to be the high carb content of our breakfasts, and a number of items that look like they aren’t so healthy. Most of them call for eggs and or milk in the recipes, which balances the meal. The eggs are often (though not always) free range, and the milk is raw. We use freshly ground whole wheat flour and coconut oil for any shortening/oil that is called for. Yes, there is still sweetening in some of the baked goods, but I try to minimize the sweeteners and use high quality alternatives when I can.
Have a great day!