Posted in Banana, Breakfast, Chobani, Cinnamon, Nuts, Oatmeal, Pumpkin, Walnuts, tagged Banana, Breakfast, Chobani Greek Yogurt, Cinnamon, Honey, Pumpkin, raw oatmeal, Rolled Oats on June 2, 2010|
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I ran out of time to write a post this morning, however; the pictures were so beautiful that I wanted to share. Breakfast today was inspired by Caitlin and my new Farmer’s Market Honey, ‘Honey I Love You’. I love this name, it’s so clever!
In my bowl: 1/2 cup raw rolled oatmeal, 1/4 cup pumpkin, 1/2 cup Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt, ~1-2 TBS chopped walnuts, 1 banana, drizzle of honey and cinnamon.
This was a delicious hearty breakfast for a warm summer morning. I really liked the use of raw oats mixed with the yogurt and pumpkin, it gave off a granola-esque feel. As my flower bowl indicates, it’s bound to be a bright, bright sunshiny day! Enjoy!
And I’m Off,
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Posted in Almond Milk, Banana, Breakfast, Chobani, Cinnamon, Nutrition, Nuts, Oatmeal, Walnuts, tagged Baked Oatmeal, Banana, Breakfast, Chia Seeds, Chobani, Cinnamon, Dates, Greek Yogurt, Healthy Breakfast, Healthy Eating, Honey, Medjool Dates, Oats, Walnuts on March 23, 2010|
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My apartment smelled FANTASTIC this morning as I baked this dish. Now, you might think that spending a half hour making a weekday breakfast is silly, but I promise you that it is worth it. I have been thinking about banana bread the past few days, and love the combination of dates and walnut so I thought, “Why not make a baked banana oatmeal with Banana, Walnuts and Medjool Dates?”
I woke up to another cold and rainy morning today, and decided I needed a little comfort before leaving for class. In to a medium bowl I combined: 1/2 mashed banana (save a few slices for garnish), 1/2 TBS Chia Seeds, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Vanilla; mix to combine. Add 1/3 cup rolled oats, 1 TBS chopped walnut (plus have another walnut half for garnish), and 1.5 Medjool Dates, Chopped (reserve a few for garnish). Add to an oven safe bowl sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, garnish and bake at 375 for about 25 minutes. When it was finished I added a glob of Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt and Honey.
I loved the warmth of this hearty dish. Chia seeds are optional, but I really like them for the extra thickness and nutty crunch they provide, as well as the added health benefits!!
Warmth and Comfort,
Have you ever tried baked oatmeal? What is your favorite way to prepare oatmeal?
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Posted in Almonds, Apple, Breakfast, Chobani, Cinnamon, Nuts, Oatmeal, tagged Almonds, Apples, Baked Oatmeal, Dried Cranberries, Greek Yogurt, Healthy Eating, Honey, Natural Apple Sauce, Oatmeal, Sunday Breakfast on March 21, 2010|
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Growing up we always had a special breakfast on Sunday mornings. My dad was the breakfast chef in our house, and would make amazing omelets, Strawberry Belgian Waffles or French Toast after church every Sunday. This is a tradition that I have carried with me into my adult years, and I try to make it a point to take a little extra time to make something out of the ordinary on Sunday mornings. I will never be able to make an omelet or waffle quite like my dad’s so I always try to put my own twist on things. I purchased a jar of natural chunky apple sauce yesterday, and had dreams of making a baked apple dish for breakfast. When it comes to cooking, my imagination always runs wild. I have so many ideas of dishes I want to create and components that go into a dish…there are seriously not enough meals in a day to keep my imagination at bay. After yesterdays complex bowl of oats, I decided to keep it simple and made: Cinnamon Baked Apple Oats with Almonds and Cranberries.
In the mix: in a bowl combine 1/2 cup natural chunky applesauce, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup rolled oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, pure vanilla extract chopped almonds (~1.5 TBS saving some for top), and dried cranberries (~1.5 TBS saving a few for the top). Pour mixture into a greased oven safe bowl, top with 1/2 small Gala apple (and snack on the rest while baking!) sliced, reserved dried cranberries and almonds. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool and top with Greek yogurt and honey!
I had this decadent bowl with a little Decaf Newmann’s Organic’s Coffee. What a cozy way to start a Sunday: warm, full, and reminiscent of memories from home.
Does your family have traditions surrounding food?
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