Okay, so we're doing Father's Day breakfast a day late, i.e. tomorrow, because I had to be out of the house at 6:45 this morning and Daddy would not have been so pleased. So we'll do it tomorrow. Scrambled eggs with onion and garlic, which he loves, and--
- 1.5 cups oatmeal
- 1/8 cup oat bran (optional)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch salt
- Few shakes cinnamon, ginger, and/or nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (opt)
- 1/2 cup (or more!) dried fruit, like cranberries, currants, raisins, blueberries, whatever (add last)
Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes. Let cool. Cut into squares.
This is lovely and easy and even the kids will eat it--like a big soft oatmeal cookie thing, but with very little fat and lots of good stuff. This is one I adapted from the Crockpot Lady, at crockpot365.blogspot.com --I discovered after the fact that this is one of very few things that's actually easier OUT of the crockpot. But that will work too in a pinch--you just have to use a lot less milk.
The real test will be whether we'll get our butts out of bed early enough to make the eggs...
EDIT: Okay, the oatmeal thing YUMMMMMMM. With all the fruit in it I could have cut the sugar still more. Look at the ingredients! Look how healthy they are! Ohhh, it was yummy...