Apricot Almond Butter Breakfast Bars

Apricot Almond Butter Breakfast Bars

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I never intend to stockpile nut butter; it just happens.  I buy a few jars of nut butter on sale.  Then my brother gives me nut butter as a present.  Then a friend hands off a flavored nut butter that she doesn’t like.  Then I win a giveaway.  Next thing you know, I’ve got 10 jars of nut butter and only one mouth to feed.  If you (like me) ever find yourself with an accidental stockpile of nut butter, bake a batch of these bars!

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Pineapple Upside-Down Oatmeal

Pineapple Upside-Down Oatmeal

Have you ever heard of Oatmeal Monday?  No?  Well, I hadn’t either until a few weeks ago.  I’ll tell you all about it after this recipe.

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Ingredients

  • One 20 oz. can pineapple slices in juice (both the slices and the juice will be used)
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 cup vanilla protein powder (or oat flour)
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 5.3 ounces (1 single-serve container) pineapple Greek yogurt

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Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Baked Oatmeal

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Baked Oatmeal

After hearing various people make general complaints about scrolling for hours to reach the recipe at the bottom of a blog post, I’ve decided to start with the recipe and follow with a story.  You can read my opinion about recipe locations below, and I would love to read your opinion in the comments!

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered sugar (more or less to taste)

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Baked Oatmeal Bars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Baked Oatmeal Bars

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Is there a more classic combination in the USA than peanut butter and jelly?  Our children are raised on the sweet sandwich from an early age, and we have translated those flavors to many other treats.

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Apple Cinnamon Bites

Apple Cinnamon Bites

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Saturday evening after supper, I was successfully avoiding real schoolwork.

To begin, I downloaded a bunch of “educational” apps so that I could “review” them for my Educational Technology class (actually I just enjoy playing children’s games).  In between trying to create mathematical sentences and type parts of speech, I decided to scroll through my drafts folder.

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Lo and behold, I have multiple recipes waiting to be shared.  I hope you enjoy National Apple Month with these apple cinnamon bites.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup oatmeal
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 apple, diced
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • extra sugar, for topping

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahernheit.
  • Combine milk and lemon juice.  Let sit while completing the next two steps.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together first seven ingredients (flour, oatmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon)
  • Stir in applesauce and diced apple.
  • Add vanilla to milk and lemon juice mixture.
  • Gradually add wet mixture to dry mixture until completely combined into a sticky dough.
  • Coat brownie pan and insert with nonstick spray.  Evenly spread dough into the pan.  Press the insert into the pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven.
  • Set oven to broil.  Sprinkle sugar over pan and broil for two minutes.
  • Let cool completely before removing from pan.
  • Eat and enjoy with a glass of milk!

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Adapted from “(Relatively) Healthy Oatmeal Scones” by  slicedpeaches.

 

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Personal Sweet Potato Casserole With Oatmeal Topping

Personal Sweet Potato Casserole With Oatmeal Topping

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What would Sweet Potato Week be without a recipe for sweet potato casserole?

What would Kat’s 9 Lives be without oatmeal?

You may never know the answer to those questions.

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Ingredients

For the sweet potato filling:

  • 2/3 cup cooked, mashed sweet potato
  • 1 tbs milk
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/16 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla

For the oatmeal topping:

  • 2 tbs oatmeal
  • 1/2 tbs water
  • 1/4 tsp honey
  • sprinkle of cinnamon

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly coat a single-serve ramekin with nonstick spray
  • Mix together all ingredients for the filling and scoop into the ramekin
  • Bake for 5 minutes
  • Meanwhile, mix together all of the topping ingredients
  • Remove the sweet potato filling from the oven and top with oatmeal mixture
  • Return the ramekin to the oven and continue to bake for 15-20 minutes
  • Let cool, eat, and enjoy!

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Plum-Tasty “Baked” Oatmeal

Plum-Tasty “Baked” Oatmeal

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Sometimes recipes get lost/forgotten/ignored in my drafts folder.  This is one of them.  I think I made this recipe over a year ago, but I honestly don’t remember.  I just know that I was looking through drafts earlier this week and rediscovered it.

The truth is, I don’t even really remember making plum oatmeal.  When I glanced at the pictures in the post, I had to scroll to the ingredients to figure out what I had put in it.

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Apparently, though, it tasted really good.  Here’s what I originally wrote (over a year ago) as a preface for this recipe:

“Just try a bite, and you won’t be able to stop! This warm, sweet oatmeal is one of the best oatmeal recipes I have ever put together.  To make things even better, it only takes about 5 minutes to make because it is “baked” in the microwave.”

I guess that I am going to have to take my own word for it 🙂

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup oatmeal
  • 1/8 cup milk of choice
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 plum, chopped (I used the other half for topping)
  • juice of 1 lemon wedge (or 1/2 tsp. lemon juice)

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl
  • Microwave on high 1.5-2 minutes
  • Let cool, if necessary
  • Eat and enjoy!

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