I hope many of you are not preparing to start another work week, but are instead looking forward to an additional day off for President’s Day tomorrow… I know I am!
In Friday’s post I linked to a recipe (found via Pinterest) for Baked Oatmeal with Strawberries, Bananas & Chocolate. Ever since, I’ve been thinking of how to recreate the dish on a smaller scale (the original recipe yields 6 servings). I looked over a few other baked oatmeal recipes I’ve tried in the past & came up with the following.
Strawberry-Banana Baked Oatmeal (for 2)
- 1 c. old fashioned oats
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 c. milk
- 1 very ripe banana
- 3-5 strawberries, sliced
- 1/4 c. (or a small palm-full) of mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350*.
- Mash 1/2 of the banana & slice up the remaining half.
- Combine the oats, baking soda, milk, mashed banana, 1/2 of the sliced strawberries, & mini chocolate chips in a bowl.
- Spray 2 mini loaf pans with cooking spray, & distribute the oats mixture evenly between the two. Top with remaining strawberry & banana slices.
- Bake for 17-18 minutes.
Just as I was typing up this recipe, I was thinking of other additions that would improve this recipe – brown sugar & vanilla extract came to mind first! I’ll definitely be experimenting, but I think the first time around was a success.
I topped my serving with some syrup & dug in!
Other eats of the day included…
Taco bake, leftover from last night.
When dinner time rolled around, there was one thing on my mind…
Ever since last Sunday, I have been thinking about another burrito bowl. (Confession: I got one for lunch on Friday, too!) These are just too good to resist. In the bowl tonight…
- Grilled chicken
- Black beans
- Brown rice
- Mild salsa
- Plain Chobani (added at home, of course)
To satisfy my sweet tooth, I enjoyed a few bites of last night’s dessert after lunch and dinner today… so good!
And now, I’m off to prep some French toast casserole for breakfast tomorrow before getting some pug snuggles in…
What is your favorite flavor combo (for example, strawberry-banana)?
Do you have the day off tomorrow? Any fun plans on the agenda?