I was awake early and logged on and working by 7:30 am to make sure I could finish up early. After a couple of hours I was in the mood for making something interesting to eat. Inspired by Kath Eats who makes a Baked Banana Oatmeal, I made:
Baked Pumpkin And Raisin Oatmeal
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp raisins
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1 egg, beat
- 1/2 can pumpkin
- 1.5 cups skim milk
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Pre-heat the oven to 180° C
- Line an 8″ deep sided pie dish with parchment paper
- Mix the dry ingredients together on one bowl and the wet ingredients together in another
- Stir the dry in to the wet
- Tip in to the pie dish and bake for half an hour
This was very quick and easy to make and tasted pretty good. Not amazing but good. Kath’s recipe suggested adding sliced bananas to the top and sprinkling with brown sugar to get a sweet and crunchy crust which would be good. Or I might think about serving it with something like a vanilla yogurt.
I also whizzed up a batch of humous. If you use canned chick peas and have a food processor, it is super easy and very quick. I sprinkled some paprika on top and drizzled over some olive oil. There is a humous recipe on my recipes page if you don’t have one.
Not only did I break up today (Woo Hoo 🙂 ) but Harvey did too. I collected him from school and we went to the local church where he was one of many gorgeous choristers. My little cherub – such a proud Mummy moment.
I feel as if I am coming down with a nasty throat and chest so actually felt exhausted when we returned home. I didn’t feel up to cooking so we stopped in at the garage and bought crisps. Yes my dears, for tea, she who is trying to lose weight and be healthy let her child and herself have crisps for tea. Dipped in to the other pot of humous. Washed down with a medicinal whisky and ginger ale.We did have a clementine each too so a modicum of redemption.