Even now, as I write this, I'm having a hard time believing it. To be honest, in my mind, this still seems like a baby blog that's slowly working it's way up to the "big guys", even though I know I've made some huge progress from the start of Mix it Up to now.
For example, now I've started to create some of my very own recipes, instead of just slightly tweaking others. I'm glad I have, too, as it's definitely a great feeling when you think up something, try it out, and then get to devour it later on.
In fact, today's recipe is actually one that I though up all by myself. I wanted it, I tried it out, and I absolutely loved it.
What was it, you ask? Peach Cobbler... breakfast style.
I took a classic Peach Cobbler... and then made it healthy, easy, delicious enough for breakfast.
Surprisingly, it wasn't all that hard.
All you've got to do is think a little bit outside of the box. Sub oatmeal for the buttery topping, throw in some extra spices, and, then, after much thought, omit the sugar (don't worry, you can't notice). Now that I think about it, you could even add some greek yogurt (or frozen greek yogurt) on top, to complete the dessert-for-breakfast theme.
So, you see, this breakfast dish really isn't all that different from it's dessert twin. You just have to go in with an open mind, and then prepare for it to be blown by the amazing-ness of the following recipe.
Peach Cobbler Baked Oatmeal
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp allspice
- pinch cloves
- 2 tbsp + 2 tsp applesauce
- 2 tbsp water, milk, or other liquid
- pinch salt
- 1/3 cup chopped peach
Combine all ingredients, but peaches, into a small bowl, and mix well to combine. Gently stir in peaches. Pour mixture into a greased microwave safe dish (a ramekin, for example). Microwave for around 3 minutes, or until it is firm and no longer watery. Let cool a bit before either eating strait from the dish, or breaking into smaller pieces and serving in another plate/bowl. (You could try to keep it whole, like a cake, but when I attempted this it just fell apart, so do it at your own risk)
Revisited Recipe of the Day:
Healthy Pumpkin Squares
(the first recipe I ever posted! These are the start of everything you see on the blog today)