I’m always looking for a good Sunday morning breakfast. Our usual standby is scrambled eggs and whole wheat apple pancakes but I like to change it up every once in a while. We tend to spend Sunday mornings at home, sleeping in, lounging around in our pjs and having a yummy hot breakfast. Sunday breakfasts usually take a bit longer to prepare, which is why they’re saved for Sunday, are served warm and sometimes turn into brunch so I like them to be more substantial than a bowl of oatmeal. Since they only come once a week it’s a ‘special’ breakfast but that doesn’t mean I completely off the deep end and make something unhealthy. Bacon is uncured applegate organics, eggs and butter are usually organic and pastured and any bread (french toast, cinnamon toast, pancake) tends to be whole wheat or sourdough when we have it.
I came across a few variations for ‘baked oatmeal’ and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. It’s a cross between a hot bowl of oatmeal and a casserole. The main ingredient is whole oats which I’m always a fan of since it’s lactogenic and healthy. The final product surprised me. Mostly when things are made with an oatmeal base they are dense, little heavy and maybe a little dry. While this was certainly dense it tasted surprisingly like bread pudding (which happens to be one of my favorite desserts). Dessert for breakfast? It doesn’t get any better than that in my book! I promise, if you call it bread pudding, serve it warm and top it with hot maple syrup, some fresh whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream no one would know that they were eating fermented oats. Yes, the oats are soaked overnight to make them digestible.
What are some of your favorite Sunday or special occassion breakfasts? Share ideas and recipes!