Someday, I am going to be a very good grandma.
By the time I’m old, I will have had lots of practice. I often sit down for dinner at 5, constantly nag people to eat more vegetables, and living in Florida sounds like a dream!
But every now and then, I like to stay out late. Unfortunately, my body doesn’t care if I’m up at 2am; it’ll still be wide-eyed and ready to go by 6 the next morning! For example, on Friday night I went out dancing and had two friends spend the night afterward. I woke up at 5:30 yesterday morning, while they proceeded to sleep until noon.
That’s okay; I actually enjoy my time alone in the mornings. It’s peaceful when no one else is awake. Yesterday, when I got back from running and found my friends still asleep, I figured I’d surprise them with breakfast. Little did I know I’d be eating lunch by the time they got up…
What to make?
First, I looked through my archives of 100+ Healthy Oatmeal Recipes.
But–believe it or not–my friends aren’t the biggest oatmeal fans. So I decided to try something new on them. A few months ago, I’d pulled a recipe for apple crisp out of People magazine. It caught my eye due to its simplicity. I very loosely used this apple-crisp recipe as a guide for yesterday’s breakfast: peach breakfast bake. My friends loved it… when they finally woke up!
Peach Breakfast Bake
- 2 1/2 cups sliced peaches
- 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tbsp arrowroot or cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 cup shredded wheat, crushed (You can try rice chex or crispies or flake cereal for a gluten-free version.)
- 1/8 tsp uncut stevia OR 1/4 cup sugar of choice
- 2 tbsp melted buttery spread or oil (Low-Fat Version: applesauce can be used instead.)
- 1/4 tsp salt (use only 1/8 tsp if using salted buttery spread)
- 1 container yogurt of choice, such as SoDelicious or Wholesoy
Preheat oven to 350F. Mix the peaches, lemon, arrowroot, cinnamon, 1/2 the salt, and 1/2 the sweetener in a bowl. Let sit for ten minutes. Meanwhile, stir the crushed cereal, remaining sweetener, remaining salt, melted margarine or oil, and applesauce in a bowl until well-blended. Spread the peach mixture in a small baking pan (such as a 4×7), and top with the cereal mixture. Bake for 45 minutes. Mix each portion with some of the yogurt, just before serving. Or, you can opt to be like one of my friends who exclaimed, “This would be awesome with vanilla ice cream on top!”
Nutrition facts are listed below:
Each serving with the sugar and added fat:
- 210 calories
- 3 grams of fat
- 0 mg cholesterol
- 8 grams fiber!
(Nutrition information also includes the yogurt, based on So Delicious dairy-free yogurt.)