Saturday, August 23, 2014

Banana Baked Oatmeal with Cookie Butter Drizzle

Well hello there! I haven't seen you in a while blog... My life is a little crazy. I have my hands very full with three boys under the age of three! I still love cooking and baking but I very rarely get around to posting the recipes; today is one of those rare days!  All three boys are napping AT THE SAME TIME! Can I get a hip hip hooray!?! So here is a recipe for your baking enjoyment!

Today is Saturday and I love Saturdays; family breakfasts with the hubby home. He watched the kids and I make a breakfast for us other than cold cereal so today was oatmeal day; mostly because I haven't been to the grocery store.My boys love oatmeal but I don't love cleaning up their mess from eating it; it's pretty much bath time after my 21 month old eats it.  I did some baked oatmeal and added my guys' favorite things to spice it up. I added banana, apple sauce, and cookie butter. Who doesn't love cookie butter? I mean...mmmmm and what couldn't be made better by adding it? Easy to bake, easy to eat, and easy to clean up. So yummy! Try it out!

Banana Baked Oatmeal with Cookie Butter Drizzle

2 cups oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cups milk 
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup apple sauce (unsweetened)
2 eggs
1 banana, smashed 
2-3 Tablespoons cookie butter, you can always use peanut butter or almond butter


Combine oats, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In separate bowl mix milk, eggs, banana, apple sauce, and butter. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix thoroughly until combined.  Lightly grease 8×8 baking dish. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Warm cookie butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds and drizzle over baked oatmeal.