I sure do. I keep drifting back into the cereal aisle and buying my weekly ration of dried cereal.
My boys are ravenous at breakfast time, so unless I buy the "Really Healthy" cereal, I am constantly running out. If you've read my blog before, you know that I always have frozen waffles in my freezer, but I've really been wanting to do something different.
I finally stumbled upon an answer. Brace yourself.
Personal Sized Baked Oatmeal!
That's right! Individual servings of oatmeal, baked in cupcake papers, ready to pop into the freezer. I made my first batch the other day and I loved them. 3 out of 5 boys loved them too, and the other two? Well, they just do not like oatmeal. Oh well! We cheerfully eat what we are served right?
I love serving oatmeal. Its warm and filling. My kids would argue about whether they think it is edible, but not only do they like it better each day, I notice I am hearing less and less complaining. Even my most hungry boy makes it almost to lunchtime without begging for a snack!
You gotta try this one!
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- 2 eggs
- 2 cups applesauce, unsweetened
- 5 cups, Old Fashioned rolled oats
- 1 banana, mashed
- 2 3/4 cups milk (I used 1%)
- 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
- 6 packets of Sweetleaf Stevia or 1 1/2 teaspoons stevia powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 3 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Optional toppings: raisins, walnuts, chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix eggs, vanilla, applesauce, banana and Stevia together in a bowl.
- Add in oats, salt, baking powder, flax and cinnamon and mix well with wet ingredients.
- Finally pour in milk and combine.
- Spray a 12 and 6 capacity muffin tin with cooking spray or use cupcake liners.
Pour mixture evenly into muffin tin cups.
- If using toppings add them onto the tops of muffins now. If using fresh or frozen fruit, drop it right into the batter.
- Bake 30 minutes until a toothpick in center comes out clean. Cool and enjoy or freeze them in gallon freezer bags.