Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mommy's Leftover Surprise.... For Breakfast?

Okay, well, you know how my kids love oatmeal.  :-)

Recently, I have been making TOO MUCH oatmeal in the morning!  I don't know if they just had a growth spurt and it is slowing down, or if the change in weather has affected them... but we have had leftover oatmeal in our fridge! So this evening, while doing the dishes, I came up with the brilliant plan to make "Mommy's Leftover Surprise" Breakfast casserole.

Aaaaannnnd, you're about to see how and why my recipes don't always turn out so great at first.  :-)  I would usually test them a bunch of times before sharing them with you, but since this is a special occasion-- I've never made leftover breakfast casserole before-- I thought I would just share it and tell you the results tomorrow! (Or, maybe sometime next week-- I'm going to the women's retreat at my church this weekend! Yay!)

I started out with:
  • 1.5 cups cooked peach oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup soaked raw oats
I added:
  • 1/2 cup rye flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar (I use sucanat)
  • vanilla
  • salt
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 2-3 TBS yogurt
  • 1-2 TBS chia seeds (I have been adding these to everything lately!)
  •  cinnamon
  • enough water to make it 'batter-like'
  • frozen peaches on top
  • cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top
I stirred everything together, adding the water last (a little bit at a time, until it was 'batter-like'....) Then I put it in an 8x8 and baked it for 40 minutes. It still looks jiggly in the center. So, I will have to report back about how this all turns out! I thought it might be like a coffee cake, but now it seems that we might just have to pour milk over it and eat it like oatmeal!  I guess next time, I'll have to add more flour!  But the true results will not be known until tomorrow!

Will this be as brilliant as I had hoped?  A giant FAIL? Should I just use the oatmeal to make pancakes? .....

You'll just have to keep wondering!  :-) Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Anxiously awaiting the verdict! Thanks for sharing your wisdom and pitfalls (!) from your kitchen...I am trying to learn to enjoy the kitchen, and encouraging my girls to enjoy what comes out of it! :) Thanks for some inspiration! Enjoy the womens retreat!