Spring is finally here and with it all the craziness that happens on a farm during the spring. The days are busy and long, there is plowing and planting to do, tractor and equipment maintenance. We are running in so many different directions it is just close to chaos.
I have been trying to get creative with breakfasts in the morning. I want my family to eat something filling before we all disperse out, but find a healthy hot breakfast that everyone will eat is a little challenging when I have so many picky palates to consider.
Mixed Berry Baked Oatmeal was a definite keeper right away. It practically cooks itself, no need to stir or babysit a pot on the stove. It can be adapted endlessly, use fresh or frozen fruit, maple syrup instead of honey, experiment to your heart’s content. I’m pretty sure you can’t ruin this recipe. Ok, maybe if you add pepperoni on top, that would be gross.
I am working on emptying out my freezer before summer and used frozen blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, but this would be just as good and maybe even better with fresh berries. If you to use fresh berries dial back on the cooking time, I’d say around 15- 20 minutes would be a good point to start checking it.