Red White and Blue Oatmeal

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Happy Fourth of July!!!  We started our day off with a super yummy and patriotic breakfast. 🙂  This “red, white, and blue” oatmeal is a really easy breakfast with a fun spin, in that it is decorated as an american flag…not exact, but you get the idea!  Not only does it look neat, it’s delicious, and super good for you!  With raspberries, blueberries, and bananas, this breakfast has tons of nutrition in it!

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Woo-hoo!  All that nutrition in a delicious and satisfying breakfast!

I realized after making this that some cinnamon and almond butter would lend itself really well to this dish…hmmm, next year. Just kidding, this stuff is so delicious, I can pretty much guarantee it will make a reoccurrence here in our household in the near future!  Okay, let’s get to the recipe!

RED WHITE AND BLUE OATMEAL

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cup gluten free oats
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg and 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup of each: chopped banana, raspberries, blueberries, plus more for decorating

Directions

1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8 x 11 baking dish with olive oil.  In a small bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder and sea salt.  In a larger mixing bowl, mix together the almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and eggs.  Add the oat mixture to the ‘wet’ ingredients and stir to combine.

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2.) Fold in 1/4 cup chopped banana, 1/4 cup raspberries, and 1/4 cup blueberries.  pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish, and spread out evenly.

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3.) Decorate the top of the oatmeal as an american flag, using blueberries for the upper left square corner, and bananas and raspberries for the stripes.

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4.) Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  Remove and allow to cool a bit (5-10 minutes).

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5.) Use a spatula to cut out and transfer to a plate to serve.

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Yeah, that tastes as good as it looks!

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SO YUMMY!  Happy Fourth of July!  Enjoy! 🙂