Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My crazy cooking

I wanted to try something different for the kids' breakfast. It's almost impossible to get Little M to eat oatmeal and when he refuses, Shaggy usually follows along and refuses as well. Ugh.

I found a neat recipe for Amish Baked Oatmeal. Since Little M loves granola bars, I thought this might be something he'd like as well.

Everything was going along just peachy until I reached for the canister of oatmeal. It was rather light. I shook it and realized I didn't have anywhere near three cups of oats. I had about half a cup. So everything was mixed up and ready for the oats and I only had half a cup!

Big M suggested using a bunch of our instant oatmeal packets. Ew. But I did. Since I already mixed the brown sugar into the batter and all these instant pouches have sugar in them, nutrition has totally gone out the window. Since a few of the packets were apple cinnamon flavored, I pulled some apples out and diced them up in the food processor. That's some nutrition, right??

This stuff has to refrigerate overnight so we'll see how it turns out tomorrow.


Leigh said...

I am SO going to try this - tell me how yours turns out. E hates oatmeal, but would gobble up one of these, I think!

momofalltrades said...

I've been making this for years. I never refridgerate and I always use regular old fashion oats. It's very forgiving. And if you serve it with peaches and cream on top, you will die and go to heaven. :o)