So, I picked a quick recipe from Jenny Grothe's 75 Ways To Love Your Oatmeal - Baked Pecan Pie Oatmeal on page 163. I chose this recipe because it did not seem very complicating - no slicing or chopping any fruits and all of my ingredients were within an arms reach. Now, I did eliminate some ingredients - one was butter extract and I just do not like butter! I do like pecan pie and never eat it anymore, so I knew I would probably enjoy this recipe. Oh yeah, there is one big change I had to make to this recipe - my dad ran to the grocery store last week and I asked him to pick me up some organic oats. He brought me back a box of non-GMO verified steel cut oats - awesome, but I probably won't be baking with them. The next few oatmeal recipes will be this way until I run to Whole Foods for some bulk oatmeal.
Jessica's Baked Pecan Pie Oatmeal
1/4 cup steel cut oats
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tbsp flax seeds
1/2 tbsp hemp seeds
1 cup milk - I used Trader Joe's Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1/2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp protein powder - I used Garden of Life RAW Protein
1/2 tbsp raw organic coconut crystals
Step 1: Over medium-high heat, add 1/4 cup steel cut oats to a small saucepan
Step 3: Add 1 cup milk
Step 4: Add 1/2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1 tbsp protein powder and 1/2 tbsp raw organic coconut crystals
Step 5: Add drizzle honey and stir until the desired consistency is reached - I prefer my oatmeal to be thick and creamy
Step 6: Transfer to heat-proof bowl and top with pecan pieces
MMM!! I really enjoyed my pecan pie - I mean Baked Pecan Pie Oatmeal. Delicious! This oatmeal recipe would be perfect for a crisp, fall morning. The nutmeg and cinnamon add a nice spice to this light oatmeal. And the crunch of the pecans was a perfect touch. I will make this around Thanksgiving for sure :)
I also had a nice going away celebration lunch at work from Aladdin's Eatery - my choice thanks to the compliance manager :) I ordered 3 types of rolled pita: chicken shawarma, turkey, and hummus garden, chicken salad, hummus platter with hot sauce, and a baklava tray. Everything was delicious!!!
I had some salad, a hummus garden and a chicken wrap, some hummus with hot sauce and one baklava
Now, about yesterday - I spent most of the day in Pittsburgh and all night at PNC Park to watch my Buccos take the Wild Card game and raise the Jolly Roger!! We also met the giant rubber ducky :)
Well, last night was awesome! Now, let's go Tribe!! I hope to wake up to a win - it's going to be an early night...I start school tomorrow!! Yay, first grade! Wish me luck!