When people think oatmeal, almost no one thinks of something mouth watering and delicious. You think of weight loss and fiber. At least that’s what I think of. Recently while skimming Pinterest I found a lovely and delicious oatmeal recipe. It’s got apples and brown sugar to add a little more flavor and because it soaks in its own juices in the crock pot, it’s super flavorful. All you do is chop up 2 apples and throw them in the crock pot with 1/3 cup brown sugar, 2 cups of oatmeal and 4 cups of water. Let it all simmer on low over night. I sprinkled almond meal on top of it before serving it, just to add a little more flavor. It’s not super sugary and it tastes so much like apple, it’s wonderful. It’s also really healthy since its mostly oatmeal. But be careful, you’ll have left overs for a week!
I know I haven’t posted in a while, sorry. I’ve been a little busy with work and haven’t been cooking a whole lot. But tonight I made something that I have been craving for a few days now.
I grew up in the Lutheran church which is known for two things: jello and casseroles. My favorite casserole growing up was a breakfast casserole with ham, eggs and lots of cheese. Being that I don’t eat any of those ingredients, coming up with a similar breakfast casserole was going to be a challenge. So I sat on the idea for a few days, really think about the flavored I wanted to replicate and the texture I wanted the casserole to have. I’m very pleased with the end result, and it took 30 minutes from prep time to eating time. I used a 9×11 casserole dish and lightly oiled the bottom. I used half of a bag of frozen hash browns as the first layer. Then I crumbled up half of a tube of breakfast flavored faux sausage. I used a tofu scramble mix and sautéed it with a pound of tofu and a fistful of nutritional yeast. While that was sautéing, I added a second layer of hash browns. When the tofu was done, I put that on top of the hash browns and the crumbled butter toast on top of that. I threw it in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes and enjoyed it immediately! It was delicious and full of delicious breakfast flavors.