Baked Coconut Oatmeal (#22)

Some people I know eat oatmeal every day for breakfast, most with the same toppings EVERY DAY!  I tend to get bored with the same meal every day.  Usually I have cereal for breakfast during the week because I’m in a rush.  However, this baked oatmeal is so much tastier than boring high fiber, low sugar healthy cereal.

Coconut oil seems to be the craze these days.  Even though it may have some health benefits, it is still an oil meaning it is still high in fat, meaning its high in calories.  That being said, this is not your healthiest of oatmeals but it sure is tasty.  I dialed down the sugar from the original recipe but next time I want to try decreasing the coconut oil.

This recipe as written is vegan.  I use chia seeds in my version as they are source of omega-3 fatty acids.  Baked oatmeal is usually something I like to make on a lazy morning so if you have real butter, cow’s milk, and a chicken’s egg lying around just use those!

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes (#6)

During the weekdays I usually just have cereal or toast with peanut butter for breakfast.  On the weekends, I like to spend the mornings half awake cooking up a good breakfast while still in my PJs.  I never order pancakes at restaurants because I grew up having delicious griddlecakes made by my mom.  These pancakes are very very light and moist.

Since I get most recipes from online, I tend to scribble down the recipe on a random piece of paper and hopefully it ends up in my recipe binder.  I’m pretty sure this is the recipe that I used because it is the more simple of the recipes I had.

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