Oh and sidenote: At first I was embarrassed to post pictures because I was all like but I don't even own a mixing bowl and I make huge messes and then I was like You know what? This just goes to show that you don't have to have anything fancy to cook clean. We literally don't even own mixing bowls, I mix everything in giant tupperware (woo DC kitchens with no storage space!) and I don't own anything like a whisk or a food processor (hence the reason things get a little messy). Someday when I win the lottery or change professions I'll invest in cute Pottery Barn matching mixing bowl sets, top of the line food processors, and a kitchen the size of a 2-bedroom condo with counterspace the size of a DC backyard, but for now it's working! So, cough cough, no excuses!
Servings: breakfast for the week for 2
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
- 2 cups Old Fashioned Oats (or Steel Cut) ($.50)
- 3/4 Cup Natural Maple Syrup ($.50)
- 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 Cup Raspberries ($4.00)
- 1 Cup walnuts, chopped (huge bags for $4.99 at Giant- these are freezable)
- 2 Cups unsweetened Almond Milk or Coconut Milk ($.75)
- 1 large egg ($.25)
- 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 Bannana, peeled and sliced($.10)
In a large mixing bowl (or large tupperware), combine the oats, syrup, cinnamon, baking powder, half of the raspberries and walnuts. Mix well.
In a separate bowl (or tupperware) combine the milk, egg and vanilla. Stir until the egg and vanilla are totally beaten in.
Spray a brownie pan with cooking spray or olive oil or coconut oil, anything to keep this concoction from sticking to the pan for life. Spread the oatmeal mixture out evenly in the pan. I know it seems super thin, but I promise it turns out fine! Now dump the milky-eggy-vanillay mixture evenly on top. Shake the pan a little if you need to get that milk to settle in.
Top it with the remaining raspberries and banana slices and throw it in the oven for 35-40 minutes and enjoy the amazing smell. Let it cool awhile before you eat it.
|Yep. Tupperware as mixing bowls.|
|The milky eggy messy concoction|
|Look I have terrible hand-eye coordination so when I'm doing two things at once, the pix are gonna be REAL ugly|
|This is where I was like, um this just looks like oatmeal. I have a bad feeling|