Baked blueberry, banana oatmeal!


Baked banana, blueberry oatmeal! Yes, it's worth an exclamation point. I am literally exclaiming about baked oatmeal.

It is creamy and hearty and delicious and pretty healthy. The banana and blueberry pairing balance each other out very well.

To make it even better I made mine with blueberries my Daddy grew. Why do free blueberries taste better?

2 very ripe bananas, cut into pieces
1 1/2 cup blueberries, divided
1/4 cup honey, divided (I used local, so delicious)
1 cup uncooked quick oats
1tbsp cinnamon, divided
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup fat free milk (or any milk you desire)
1 egg

Preheat your oven to 375 and grease a pan. Layer the bottom of your pan with bananas and half your blueberries. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon. Place in your oven and let bake for 15 minutes.

In a bowl combine your oats, the rest of your cinnamon and baking powder. Mix. Sprinkle over blueberries and bananas.

Then, you can use the same bowl your oats were just in, mix your milk, eggs, and the rest of your honey.

Pour over the fruit and oats mixture as evenly as you can. Then sprinkle with blueberries. Bake for 30 minutes.

It will serve 4 - 6 and be so warm, moist and delicious. This is a great recipe for company or brunch or just breakfast for the family.


Super banana, berry (avocado) smoothie

Okay, okay, okay, I know that sounds gross. But I promise it isn't.

A couple weeks ago I made a butternut squash soup that was, well, soupy. So instead of adding milk I added avocado. You couldn't even taste it. So I have been thinking about this. I love avocados. They are loaded in health benefits. What if I added them to more things?

I have been making smoothies because, well who doesn't love a smoothie? And they are quick and I can drink them with one hand while I type, feed a baby or clean the kitchen. (Ha, like my kitchen is ever clean.)

Last week I made this Super banana, berry, avocado smoothie with milk and raw honey. It's loaded with calcium, potassium, vitamins C,K, and B6.

What you'll need:

One small banana

about 6 frozen strawberries

one avocado

a cup of milk and a little honey to sweeten.

Throw it all in the blender and blend, blend, blend. This makes two. Take a sip. You're welcome. ;)