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Yesterday was my mom’s birthday, so I didn’t have time to post anything. But……today I get to show you what i did yesterday! Yay!
First off, I got up early to make her a special Birthday Breakfast. She doesn’t like breakfast in bed, but she does enjoy a good meal. So what was this special meal? Baked Banana Oatmeal and a Fruit Salad! Served with a glass of Orange juice and hot jasmine green tea.
Baked Banana Oatmeal
~This Baked Oatmeal is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and of course, sugar-free!
- 2 cups regular rolled oats
- round 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 2 Tablespoons ground flax (optional)
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional-I used a mix of almonds and walnuts)
- 1 1/2 cups milk of choice (i used almond milk)
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1 or 2 bananas
Simply mix all of the ingredients together except the banana(s). The batter will be thick. Now, you can use 1 banana mashed and mix it into the batter, and then top with sliced bananas; or just top with one sliced banana; or just use one mashed banana mixed into batter. For this batch, I just topped with 1 banana. Pour batter into a lightly greased glass dish (or whatever you have lying around), and bake in the oven at 350* for 30-35 minutes.
You can even make the batter the night before, and then throw it in the oven the next day. Just make sure to wait and add the baking powder right before you bake it so that the chemical components don’t die overnight. This is what I did today so that I could sleep in a few extra minutes!
Hey this salad would be perfect for July 4th-red, white, and blue!
All together, a beautiful, scrumptiously satisfying breakfast:
We didn’t really do much the rest of the day. We went to Outback for dinner, but it was a Thursday, so we were still busy. Don’t worry, we’ll go do something special this weekend. Iron Man 2 perhaps?
I did give my mom lucky bamboo, though!
Did you know lucky bamboo isn’t even bamboo? It is actually a member of the lily family. Man, I learn new stuff every day!
Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:
What have you learned recently? Anything strange, new, or exciting?
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