How was your Saturday? Mine was pretty nice! I got up early, did a little blogging and then I went to the farmers market to get more strawberries, than to Trader Joe’s to pick up a basil plant and other goodies. I came home and worked in my vegetable garden. I was planning on planting my plants, but by the time I amended my soil it was getting to hot out. Actually it was a perfect day to work in the yard because the sun was shining, not to hot to and there was a slight breeze. So first thing in the morning I plan on getting my plants in the ground. I just love gardening, it’s so rewarding, if you don’t kill your plants. I plan on planting Italian Peppers, Roma tomatoes and Heirloom tomatoes, Burpless Cucumber and English Cucumbers, plus some nice herbs, like thyme, basil and parsley. Oh I can’t wait for 90 days till picking time starts! Do you garden? What do you like to plant? Flowers? vegetables? Fill me in on the details!
Today I have for you a Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal Recipe that is perfect for breakfast. I actually made this a while ago, I just didn’t get a chance to post it. I just started dabbling in baked oatmeal, and I have to say I really love it!! I think it actually fills me up more than regular oatmeal.
Sorry the pictures aren’t great, that’s one of the reasons I haven’t posted it, but it’s so good, I just had to share. I have made this about three times in the past month. This one is loaded with fresh strawberries and I topped it with a little banana. For the topping, I added some cinnamon and sugar from my Trader Joe’s grinder. If you haven’t tried their Cinnamon and Sugar grinder yet, you should! A little goes a long way. I used it in my coffee, yogurt and ice cream too!
One thing I really love about the weekends is breakfast! I get so excited, thinking of new creations that I can make. Right now I’m on a major strawberry kick, so I am sure I’ll be sharing all my strawberry recipes with you, so be prepared. What I find so weird is my family, doesn’t eat breakfast. Don’t they know it’s the most important meal of the day? It gives you energy and speeds your metabolism! I need all the speeding of my metabolism I can get.
- ⅓ cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 egg white
- ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- ½ cup non-fat milk
- ¼ cup fresh strawberries
- 5 slices banana
- a dash cinnamon and sugar grinder from Trader Joe's
- Preheat oven to 350
- In a small bowl add oats, spices, baking powder, salt, egg white, vanilla extract and stir. Add milk and strawberries, stir again.
- Place mixture into a 8 or 10 oz oven safe dish (I used a 10oz Ramekin)
- Top with banana's and brown sugar and place in oven and bake for 15 - 20 minutes, until firm.
Well my friends, I’m making it short tonight. After looking at this oatmeal, I’m now in the mood to make a little granola, so I want to get it in the oven before it’s to late.
Have a wonderful day, oh and don’t forget to enter my giveaway. I’ll pick 3 winners on Monday!!