My husband loves morning glory muffins more than pretty much any other breakfast dish (okay, biscuits and gravy may be number one, but morning glory muffins are a close second!)
This right here is the kind of breakfast you make when your husband requests morning glory muffins but you are too lazy to actually dust off your measuring cups, find the muffin tins, and god forbid look up a recipe (I’m a horrible baker and don’t have many go-to original baking recipes.) Taylor was slightly bummed when I informed him that I decided not to bake and instead whip up a batch of oatmeal. I’m way more comfortable with dishes that don’t require exact measurements and oatmeal just so happens to be one of them.
Even though he was skeptical at first I knew I nailed this oatmeal recipe when Taylor gobbled his up, went back for seconds, and didn’t mention the word “muffin” all morning long. This dish has all the flavors and textures of morning glory muffins without the hassle of baking. Everyone was a happy camper! It also helped that we drank an entire pot of coffee while discussing our next farm project. Chickens!!! Yes, we are getting chickens this season and I could not be more thrilled! Lots of new changes are happening at Tumbleweed Farm this season and I cannot wait to inform you all on some of this once we have more things nailed down. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, forget about morning glory muffins and whip up a batch of this oatmeal. It tastes even better in oatmeal form than in a muffin form I promise!
I must give a little credit here to one of my favorite food blogs Cookie And Kate. I got so excited because I thought I was the only person in the world to think about turning a morning glory muffin into breakfast oatmeal. As it turns out, I’m not as much of a genius as I’d like to think. You can find a similar recipe on her site as well (along with some other yummy recipes to boot!)
I guess my point is, morning glory oatmeal is AMAZING. Brew up some extra strong coffee, whip up a batch of this oatmeal, and tackle anything you put your mind to for the rest of the day. Enjoy!
Morning Glory Oatmeal
BreakfastAll the flavors and textures of a morning glory muffin without all the hassle of baking
- PREP TIME
- COOK TIME
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup coconut milk or almond milk/milk of choice
- 1 cup water
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 1 TBS almond butter
- 1 cup grated carrots
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 TBS pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- Pinch of sea salt
- In a medium sized saucepan bring the water and milk to a boil. Stir in the oats, banana, carrots, raisins, almond butter and all the spices. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until oats are cooked. About 15-20 minutes (depending on what kind of oats you choose. If you are using quick cooking oats the time will very greatly!)
- Once oats are cooked through remove from heat. Add vanilla, pure maple syrup, coconut, walnuts, and a pinch of salt. Stir until well combined.
- Serve warm with a drizzle more of milk.