Friday, January 13

Sugar Free Baked Oatmeal

Our family was finally able to sign the lease on our new place the Friday after Christmas.  After signing we made a quick trip to Kansas City to see family over the weekend, drove home Monday evening, and the movers arrived at 9:30 Tuesday (Jan 3) to get us to the new house [it's actually a duplex].  We're finally feeling more settled in and have gotten a vast majority of our boxes unpacked.  

All that to say that meal times have been a bit harried around here for the last few weeks.  We're still occasionally eating off paper plates (when my day is too full to be able to get dishes done) and I'm just really starting to cook more than frozen pizzas.  This morning was my first morning back to actually cooking...and it felt pretty good!  Not only was I able to get some healthy food into my kiddos, but I also modified a recipe I've used for years and made it sugar free!  I'd say that gives me license to take the rest of the day off...right?  

Baked Oatmeal
1/2 c oil (I generally use coconut oil)
3/4 c maple syrup
2 eggs
slightly less than 1 c milk
3 c oats 
2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1 t vanilla (optional)

Mix all ingredients together and pour into 8x8 baking dish.  Bake 30-40 minutes at 375.

**This is also really good with cinnamon/sugar apples mixed in or served on top, but we don't have any apples right now...this ended up tasting like maple oatmeal...yummy!