This morning I’m going to share the outcome of my attempt to replicate a recipe found at another one of my favorite food blogs.
My wife has told me in the past that she would like to start eating oatmeal but she’s never had a bowl of it that she could choke down willingly. Now, while I’m a big fan of oatmeal – often putting in all sorts of random ingredients, including blueberries, strawberries, bananas, peanut butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, pecans, and including it in my protein smoothies – I still understand how oatmeal can suck, and often does.
For several months, now, I’ve been following a website called Budget Bytes – a website that specializes in providing tasty, simple and healthy recipes on the cheap. I have gotten several recipes from site creator, Beth M, and all have come out wonderfully. This morning was no exception.
Typically on Sunday morning, breakfast consists of a packet of those “just-add-milk” blueberry muffins because they’re cheap, easy and awesome, but I recently received a recipe from Budget Bytes for Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal and a lightbulb went off – Erin will love this…
Some apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, corn starch, cinnamon, ground cloves, eggs, applesauce, vanilla extract, salt, baking powder, milk, old-fashioned rolled oats and 45 minutes later we have what you’ll find below – a nice, healthy, baked way for my wife to enjoy oatmeal. Another plus? An awesome, pre-made lunch for pretty much the rest of the week!
I loved this recipe and encourage you to get down on it, too. Pretty simple and fairly quick (the 45 minutes it takes to bake is plenty of time to unload the dish washer, wash the dishes in the sink, fill up the water bottles, love on your puppy and brew a pot of coffee).
Budget Bytes is awesome and I strongly urge you to show her some love: