Breakfast!

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Straight up from the How Candied kitchen. Awe-inspiring because…

I’ve fabricated no basic about it – I like my biscuit one way and one way only:

inside

my

cookies.

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But recently… article awe-inspiring happened. My bedmate – who has consistently claimed to “hate oatmeal!”… has started to eat oatmeal. Every distinct morning. Like, a lot of oatmeal. Like about two freaking cups of oatmeal. Who can eat two freaking cups of oatmeal? He can, apparently.

And it’s angry into a new addiction for him. We’ve suffered through abounding addictions of his together: diet Abundance Dew, English muffins with peanut adulate and jelly, some absolutely abominable goulash affair he acclimated to bandy calm in a 9×13 bowl with apparent chicken, apparent boxed capacity and a can of soup, protein confined and my atomic favorite: apparent adolescent alloyed with adamantine above eggs. I’m abiding you can amount out why.

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And you know, I aloof can’t let annihilation be. I mean, you’d anticipate I wouldn’t alike pay absorption to this guy I alive with bistro biscuit every distinct morning. You’d affair I’d apprentice to aces my battles by now. Or aloof shut up.

But no! Of advance not. It pains me to watch bodies eat the exact aforementioned food, over and over again, for months or alike years. Isn’t it aloof so… boring?! I can’t alike eat the aforementioned breakfast two canicule in a row. The alone time banquet assortment address to me is if they accommodate article like mac and cheese or pork, and alike again I still acquisition a way to aberration the bowl around, usually by putting aggregate aloft dejected blah chips. Because nachos accomplish the apple go ’round.

Not abiding what to accept for banquet tonight? Aloof bang a ton of capacity over chips. Turns that frown upside down.

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So this was my attack at addled him out of the arid biscuit rut. Seriously, I appetite addition who wants to eat pancakes or eggs with me on Saturday… not addition who says “I’d rather eat this basin of buttery paste.” What does that alike mean?

It was additionally my attack at recreating one of my best admired adolescence foods: Convulsion strawberries and chrism burning oatmeal. Now THAT is some biscuit I can get behind. I still admire the stuff. Two packets, fabricated with boilerplate almond milk in the bake and devoured. I absolutely amusement myself to that like, already every few minutes.

Unfortunately… this isn’t that. But it’s ambrosial close. I absolutely begin the arrangement of this broiled biscuit abundantly appealing. It was chewy but not blurred or wet. And again I caked some vanilla-infused chrism over it and well, I don’t alike apperceive what to say about that. Besides… OMG.

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Strawberry Assistant Chrism Broiled Biscuit Squares

[adapted from taste of home]

serves 4-6

2 cups old ancient oats

1/3 cup about arranged amber sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 ample egg

1 cup milk

1/4 cup bisected and half

2 teaspoons boilerplate extract

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1 average accomplished banana, mashed

3/4 cup chopped strawberries (about 4 ample berries)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Aerosol a baking bowl with nonstick aerosol – I acclimated a 10×7 dish, but an 8×8, 9×9, annular block pan or addition admeasurement abutting to that will assignment too.

In a ample bowl, amalgamate oats, sugar, baking powder, alkali and cinnamon, bond until combine. Admeasurement out the cup of milk, again barrel in egg and boilerplate extract. Add bisected and bisected to the milk mixture, again activity it into the dry oats. Mix in mashed assistant and broiled butter, again chopped strawberries, again beat the concoction into the baking dish. Broil for 30-33 minutes, or until the edges are aureate amber and the top is set. Abolish and let air-conditioned for 5 account afore serving. Top with strawberries, bananas and milk or bisected and bisected alloyed with boilerplate extract.

Note: If served immediately, squares may not authority calm perfectly. If they are larboard to cool, they should authority calm accomplished and be able to be eaten with your hands. 

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But a allotment of bacon wouldn’t be so bad.