Things are getting a little busier especially if you have returned to school or work. You might find that there isn’t much time to prepare and get ready. Making breakfast for yourself or your little ones can be a challenge too. I am still trying new things out to see what little C likes to eat for breakfast. This was one of the recipes that I tried. I liked it because it was easy to make, you can add a variety of healthy ingredients, it is portable and you can make it the night before.
The basic recipe is very simple and you have the opportunity to adjust to your tastes or likes. But you can also sneak in healthy ingredients like flaxseeds, chia seeds, nuts, hemp hearts and cricket flour.
For this recipe you need oatmeal, milk, maple syrup, apple sauce and baking soda. I added pumpkin seeds, almonds, flaxseeds, raisins, coconut flakes and berries. Basically things I found in my pantry in my pantry.
Little C decided to be like his mom and take some picture for the blog. (Sorry I didn’t include any of those since they weren’t that good. Maybe I will be able to do something with him in the future)
Add all ingredients together in a bowl.
Pour in your liquid. You can used an alternative milk (like almond milk, soy milk etc) instead.
Add frozen or fresh berries of your choice.
Mix well and pour into your baking tray.
Bake in a 375 Degree oven for 30-35 minutes. Allow to cool and then cut into pieces and store in your refrigerator. To serve, you can reheat in the oven or eat cold. They are more like a dense cake not like oatmeal. They are filling and good. Unfortunately little C did not like it. Back to the drawing board.
- 2 cups oatmeal (I used quick oats)
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup mixed nuts and seeds (other ideas: coconut flakes, chia seeds, flaxseeds, chocolate chips, cocoa nibs etc)
- 1/2 milk or milk alternative
- 1 cup berries- I used blueberries (frozen or fresh)
In a bowl, mix together the oatmeal, apple sauce, baking soda, maple syrup, vanilla, nuts and seeds. Add the milk and frozen berries and mix. Pour into a baking tray. Spray the tray lightly with some cooking spray. Bake at 375 Degrees for 30-35 minutes. Allow to cool and cut into pieces. Store in your refrigerator. To serve, reheat in the microwave or eat cold. You can add more maple syrup if you want something a little sweeter.
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