Old Favorite…..New Idea!
If you read my blog, or follow me on instagram, it’s no secret that I love oatmeal….and berries. A lot. I love the way they taste, the energy and nutrition they provide, and the way I feel after I’ve eaten them….satisfied yet not gluttonous. I am, admittedly, a creature of habit, but when I come across a new way to enjoy my favorite food, I jump on the opportunity…..especially when it simplifies my morning routine.
This has been a week of adjusting for many. Some household’s are adjusting to a new school year, others to empty nesting (ahem), and still others use Labor Day as a signal that the summer of indulgences is done and it’s time to get back on track!! Starting each and every day with a nutritious breakfast is the best way I know to set myself up for success.
As is true for many, morning comes all too soon (and what’s up with the darkness creeping into my day???), and if there isn’t a plan for breakfast then sometimes there isn’t any breakfast at all! This baked oatmeal is super simple to put together and throw in the oven….and works well when made the night before too (just gently reheat at 325 for about 15 minutes to heat through and crisp up the topping).
I like that it’s sweet—-yet refined sugar free—–so it will appeal to those who are used to a breakfast that is loaded with simple sugar—and the whole grains, nuts and almond butter aid in keeping blood sugar levels in check. In addition to everyday breakfast, this is an awesome dish to serve for a brunch, terrific as an afternoon snack, or even as a dessert.
If you’re struggling with new ideas for a nutritious breakfast, look no further!