Start the morning off right with a delicious bowl of Baked Oatmeal.
I have been doing a lot of experimenting in the kitchen the last few weeks. Most of it has involved things like rice flour, tapicoa flour, potato starch, xanthan gum, honey, agave, etc. All of this in our attempts to help Cali feel better. We paid a visit to our favorite naturopath and after a series of food sensitivity tests we decided to pull her off wheat (gluten is not a problem), sugar, dairy, red meat, yeast, and a whole list of other things. The whole thing was a little overwhelming at first but my favorite way to take on a challenge is to try and conquer it and learn as much as I can about it. The good news is she is feeling so much better!!
After a lot of reading, research and some great help, tips and ideas from many of you I have decided to try one new thing each day. So if you are game I’ll be sharing a few of those new recipes with you. Today’s recipe is one of our favorites from the last few week’s experiments.
The naturopath told Cali that it is important to warm up her “fires” first thing in the morning. She needed to eat something warm and nourishing. One suggestion was steel cut oats which we already had at home. In looking for a little variation on the oatmeal theme I pulled out a recipe for baked oatmeal that I had in my recipe files and had never made.
Although this recipe doesn’t use steel cut oats but uses old fashioned oats.
I also substituted out the brown sugar for honey and for the milk I used almond milk.
You could get creative with the fruit you add in. I used blueberries because that is one fruit she can have (no citrus, apples, strawberries, bananas, mangos, pineapple, lemons, limes)
I have to admit I am not an oatmeal eater – texture! But I was pleasantly surprise with the Baked Oatmeal. I tried it and I liked it!! I felt so healthy eating it. Thanks to all of you who have shared links, recipes, tips etc. Please keep them coming. We are learning so much!!
Baked Oatmeal Recipe
- 1/2 C melted butter
- 1/2 C honey
- 2 eggs beaten
- 3 C old fashioned oats
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 C milk I used almond
- 1 C Fruit or nuts of choice
- In a bowl mix together the butter, honey and eggs
- Add in the oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, vanilla and the milk
- Mix and then fold in fruit of choice
- Bake in a lightly greased 8 x 8 pan at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown
- May be served with milk and more fruit on top!
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