I can not stand plain oatmeal. It is slimy, gooey, and makes my gag reflex go crazy. Everytime I asked someone how they increased their milk supply, they would say "oatmeal"! Totally not happening. In an effort to make breakfast easier for me and needing something besides the gallons of mothers milk tea drank on a regular basis, I came up with this. It has become a favorite of everyone, the entire 9x13 pan is usually gone by lunch time. It takes a bit of prep the night before because you are going to soak the oats overnight to breakdown the phytic acid in them, reducing digestive discomfort and increasing the amounts of calcium and magnesium absorbed. You could add a tablespoon of brewers yeast to it and it would be a perfect breakfast for a mama really trying to maintain/increase her milk supply.
4 c oatmeal
1/2 c whole wheat flour
1 1/2 c of water
1/2 c plain yogurt
Mix oatmeal and flour, add wet ingredients, mix well. Cover it with a towel and let it sit over night.
In the morning add:
1/2 c organic rapadura
2 tsp organic ground cinnamon
2 tsp non-aluminum baking powder
2 tsp organic burboun vanilla
1 tsp celtic sea salt
4 tbsp ground organic flax seed meal mixed with 1/4 water or two pasture raised eggs
1/2 c organic melted butter or coconut oil
I soak my oats in the pan that the oatmeal will be baked in so I don't have lots of dishes to do. Add everything to your oats and stir till well mixed. Pop into a 350 degree oven for 45-50 minutes, until the top is brown and cracked.
Variations: Prepare oatmeal following the above instructions, but instead of soaking your oats in the baking pan, use a seperate bowl. Pour half of your oatmeal in the pan, add your filling and then cover with remaining oatmeal.
#1 banana slices and crispy walnuts : lay banana slices on top of bottom layer, sprinkly with crispy nuts and top with the rest of the oatmeal
#2 raspberries and dark chocolate chips (only on special occasions do we do this one) put a layer of raspberries and dark chocolate chips in the middle.
#3 fall harvest : didn't watch the apple crisp close enough so we had apple mush. mixed some over done apple crisp(or apple sauce) with some left over pureed pumpkin and use as filling
#4 classic blueberries : add 1 to 2 cups of blueberries in the morning.
#5 pumpkin spice - mix 1 c of pumpkin puree with oats and flour the night before; in the morning add 1/2 tsp each of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg. Got any other filling ideas? Share and let me know!! This post is shared at: