I read many food blogs. I dabble in creating my own versions with what I have in my house or according to my eating habits. There's a baked oatmeal that I'm hoping to adapt to my plethora of quick-cooking steel cut oats (Thanks Aldi's). I tried my own version Sunday and after discovering that the coating to my non-stick pans from Pampered Chef are now releasing their coating onto my food...
So, begins a new version tonight. I've learned my lessons. Glass bakeware and DO NOT use reduced-fat peanut butter (it doesn't seem to melt).
I threw in some oats, water, and some baking soda. I mashed up two bananas into the concoction and beat in two eggs. I sprinkled cinnamon on top and then stirred it together again. I'm hoping that by letting the oats soak up the water overnight, I will just have to throw it into the oven in the morning to bake while I get ready for the day.
As I patted myself on the back mentally, I grabbed the foil and with a flourish ripped off a sheet only to remember that the first step in the baked oatmeal recipe from the blog was to pour the oats into a greased pan. Oops...guess we'll see tomorrow morning if that step is a necessity or merely a suggestion.