Daily Archives: December 7, 2012

Portable Baked Oatmeal

I am almost completely certain that no one from where I currently live reads about or knows about this blog. This is probably a good thing, because it’s such a small town and word travels quickly. There are things that they probably shouldn’t know about me and I’d kinda like to keep it that way. :O

As such, my sharing of this poster is really just for fun, since none of you can actually come to it.

Our set list is the following:
Of the Father’s Love Begotten
There shall a star from Jacob come forth
O Nata Lux
I Saw Three Ships
Sing We Noel
In the bleak midwinter
Sussex Carol
Ding! Dong! Merrily on high

O Nata Lux and In the bleak midwinter are my definite favorites (they are so, so beautiful). I’m going to attempt to record them, but I guess we’ll see how that goes. Here are some fun quotes from our last rehearsal of the year:
“I want to see all of your faces! I don’t care if you’re ugly!”

(being moved to the front row)
“You’ve been promoted! How does it feel to be a star?”
“Short. I just feel short.”

This is from ohsheglows. Definitely a good recipe to make on the weekend so you can have it throughout the week. :D It can be eaten cold or hot, but I definitely prefer hot (especially these days >_>).

Portable Baked Oatmeal

-1 cup rolled oats
-2 tbsp chia seeds or ground flax
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1/4 tsp nutmeg
-pinch of fine grain sea salt
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-1 cup soy milk
-1.5 tsp vanilla extract
-1 chopped fruit (e.g. banana, peach, apple)
-2 tbsp honey
-1/3 cup walnuts/pecans, chopped (not pictured because I’m too cheap to buy these)

1) Preheat oven to 350F. Grab 6 mini mason jars (125ml/4.2 oz) and remove lids. You can use also 8oz jars and make 3-4 servings.
2) In a large bowl, mix together the oats, chia seed (or ground flax), cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and baking powder.
3) Add the almond milk, vanilla, and maple syrup and stir until combined. Fold in the chopped fruit and nuts.
4) Keep stirring the mixture so some of the milk will absorb. Divide the mixture between the 6 mason jars (about 1/3 cup mixture each), leaving about 1.5 cm at the top. If any milk remains at the bottom of the bowl, divide it between the jars. Gently push the oatmeal down with your fingers.
5) Bake at 350F for 22-25 minutes on a small baking sheet, or until slightly firm and golden on top. Allow to cool completely for about an hour or longer. Add any toppings you desire, place on lid, and into the fridge.