Wholesome Baked Oatmeal and Baby Goat Pictures

This is the oatmeal that went over so well yesterday.  My son insisted on eating it for lunch after he had shared my breakfast with me.   Fine by me, it’s full of good stuff, and there’s no added sugar unless you add some on top.  I didn’t feel the need to(except for a tiny teaspoon of honey on top), it was the perfect sweetness for me.  But before I give you the recipe for that… Here are some pictures of the most adorable baby goats I mentioned a few days ago 😀

We had so much fun with them!  They’re so playful, jumping and running around. I had no idea how hard it was going to be to get pictures of them.  I had a hard time picking these few out of the ones I did get though.  I didn’t want to make the pictures too big, but you can click on them to see a bigger version if you want.  They are just too cute!  My brother-in-law and sister-in-law just got these little guys and their mother this last weekend 🙂

Wholesome Baked Oatmeal

Serves 4-6

  • 1 banana, mashed very well
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp flax seed, ground
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 C milk(any kind will work fine, I used almond)
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses(optional)
  • 2 C old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 apples, cored and chopped
  • 4 large medjool dates, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/4 C walnuts, roughly chopped

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 8×8 pan.

Combine the mashed banana, eggs, ground flax seed, salt, milk, cinnamon, vanilla and molasses in a small mixing bowl.  You can even substitute an equal amount of honey for the molasses if you want, but it’s not necessary, you can leave it out completely.  In a larger bowl mix the oats with the chopped apples(with or without skins), the chopped dates and the walnuts.  Mix well being sure the dates are evenly combined with everything else as they stick together and you want them evenly spread out in the whole dish.  Pour in the wet ingredients and mix well.  Pour into the prepared pan and bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes.  You can top with a sprinkling of extra cinnamon before baking if you like.  Leave it to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving, if you can wait that long 😀  Serve with extra milk and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.

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21 Responses to Wholesome Baked Oatmeal and Baby Goat Pictures

  1. a taste of health with balance says:

    how cute are they! we have 3 and they are soo funny to watch sometimes 🙂 love baked oatmeal, especially in the fall with apples and cinnamon on a cool morning, yum!

  2. Audrey C. says:

    Your baked oatmeal looks great! I don’t think the recipe says how much oats to use though?

  3. Dandy says:

    You really can’t resist a post that features oatmeal AND goats! Lovely oatmeal pictures, looks great!

  4. Christina says:

    Looks and sounds delish! I’ve heard of soaking your oats over night before using them. Do you do this? If so what do you soak them in?
    Looking forward to trying this in the morning!
    Oh and are the goats dwarf? What type? I’d love at least two when we finally officially settle down somewhere. Their milk is delicious too!!

    • I have heard of soaking your oats but I’ve never actually tried it, except for overnight oats which you might have seen around. I need to do some research on soaking oats before cooking them because I’m not sure what you use or how to do it. Sorry I can’t be of more help! I hope you enjoy it if you do try it!
      Nope, the goats aren’t dwarf, they’re just only a month or so old. I’m not sure exactly what kind they are but I can find out for you if you want. I know the mom is supposed to be a good milker. I remember having goats milk as a little kid, it is so good! 🙂

  5. Lauren Hayes says:

    I want a baby goat!

  6. czechvegan says:

    The baked oatmeal looks tasty! I must try it soon. I´ve actually tried it once, but I forgot I put it into the oven and remembered like 2 hours later which was really too late:))

  7. saravixen says:

    That oatmeal does look delicious, but I can’t take my eyes of those incredibely cute goats!

  8. Ah those goats are so cute!! They look so good natured 🙂
    And the baked oatmeal recipe looks so yummy, I’ve never had baked oatmeal before but now I’m thinking that I must try it!

    • They are! Although the mom always looks scared and nervous. I would be too in a new place with new people with my babies I guess.
      Thank you! It’s really nice for something different if you eat regular oatmeal all the time 🙂

  9. OH my gosh!! such a cute baby goat! I want one 🙂
    Yummy baked oatmeal..such good food for kids too 🙂

    • Hehe, I’m so glad I get to enjoy them without actually having to have one. Best deal ever!
      Yes, my kids love it and I’m so glad 😀 What’s nice is you can leave out things like the nuts for younger kids if they haven’t had it yet and don’t want to introduce it to them yet.

  10. Jenny says:

    I love baking oatmeal but hate the waiting time 😦

  11. Megan says:

    This baked oatmeal looks so wonderful, I love that it’s naturally sweetened with fruit. I can’t wait to try it!

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