Look no further if you need a recipe to convert oatmeal haters to oatmeal lovers. This recipe works wonders for brunch, breakfast, snack, or even dessert and no one would be the wiser that there was no added refined sugar, oil, butter, flour, nada. Even better? Only 5 ingredients are needed and will keep you full for hours.
I hope you had a great Mother’s Day weekend. I managed to come home and surprise my mom for her big day! I love coming home and don’t get to do it often enough with my crazy schedule. My family also loves when I come home because, for one, it means awesome oatmeal in the mornings for them haha. This is the one I made for Mother’s Day breakfast which all of my family just adored. I will also add that almost all of my family doesn’t eat breakfast (I know the horror!) unless I’m making oatmeal. SO that should tell you something about how yummy oatmeal can be.
The day before Mother’s Day my sister took the SAT. Later that night, she told me that she had woken up and wished that I had had oatmeal waiting for her. If only I had known! I would have made something the night before since she was actually up earlier than I was that morning! (I unfortunately get up quite early even on my days off).
So, obviously I was going to make up for not making her breakfast on her big day! Also, it was Mother’s Day so it was on us kids to make breakfast. Oh wait, I was the only one who was up in time for breakfast sooooo it was on me.
No worries! I love making breakfast. Even better if I can make something that is healthy (not out of a box, which is unfortunately what they generally do) and the whole family can enjoy.
My dad meanwhile that morning was like “You know, I am hungry for breakfast. I’m never hungry for breakfast, but you know, I am really feeling oatmeal for a change.” I was like “Um, Dad was the last time you felt like eating breakfast and oatmeal the last time I was home?” He was like “Haha yep, it’s the best and the only time I ever want to eat in the morning.” WIN!
This recipe was a huge hit. My entire family just devoured it. So yummy. The longer it sits in the oven the thicker it gets. It can be cut down into bars and can be picked up and eaten in bite size/bar size pieces if desired. It is great hot or cold too! When my family found out that I was staying for the week and not just the weekend the first thing my sister said was, “YESSSSS!!!!! That means oatmeal all week!” Why yes, love, you will have glorious oatmeal concoctions all week 🙂 Get excited.
Did you have an awesome Mother’s Day breakfast? I’d love to hear what you had if so!