This is the oatmeal that went over so well yesterday. My son insisted on eating it for lunch after he had shared my breakfast with me. Fine by me, it’s full of good stuff, and there’s no added sugar unless you add some on top. I didn’t feel the need to(except for a tiny teaspoon of honey on top), it was the perfect sweetness for me. But before I give you the recipe for that… Here are some pictures of the most adorable baby goats I mentioned a few days ago 😀
We had so much fun with them! They’re so playful, jumping and running around. I had no idea how hard it was going to be to get pictures of them. I had a hard time picking these few out of the ones I did get though. I didn’t want to make the pictures too big, but you can click on them to see a bigger version if you want. They are just too cute! My brother-in-law and sister-in-law just got these little guys and their mother this last weekend 🙂
- 1 banana, mashed very well
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp flax seed, ground
- pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 C milk(any kind will work fine, I used almond)
- 1-2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses(optional)
- 2 C old fashioned rolled oats
- 2 apples, cored and chopped
- 4 large medjool dates, chopped into small pieces
- 1/4 C walnuts, roughly chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 8×8 pan.
Combine the mashed banana, eggs, ground flax seed, salt, milk, cinnamon, vanilla and molasses in a small mixing bowl. You can even substitute an equal amount of honey for the molasses if you want, but it’s not necessary, you can leave it out completely. In a larger bowl mix the oats with the chopped apples(with or without skins), the chopped dates and the walnuts. Mix well being sure the dates are evenly combined with everything else as they stick together and you want them evenly spread out in the whole dish. Pour in the wet ingredients and mix well. Pour into the prepared pan and bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes. You can top with a sprinkling of extra cinnamon before baking if you like. Leave it to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving, if you can wait that long 😀 Serve with extra milk and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.