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Let’s talk breakfast! Something fast, something nutritious and something fun that the kids will WANT to eat- as in something that won’t end in an all out war between mom and kids. Not that I have ever had a “war” with my picky 4 yr old. It’s not like he has ever thrown his food on the ground and demanded for candy instead of muffins or my 1 yr old deciding mid-chew that he doesn’t want a pancake in his mouth so he “must” spit it out! It’s not like anything such as that has ever happened to this “rock star” mom!
Only every day of my life- NEVER! Never!
In my opinion the best texture and flavor combination is crispy and soft with a hint of salty sweetness. This “ultimate combination” is exactly what my newest breakfast concoction is all about. Most moms agree- you have kids who like oatmeal and you have those who hate it. I have one son who does and one who doesn’t and to accommodate both of their “likes and dislikes” I decided to liven things up with our favorite oatmeal and try a new method to get my oldest son to eat his. Since he LOVES his granola bars (because the oatmeal is rather chewy and crisp) I thought a big helping of our favorite Perfect Portions Cinnamon Oatmeal by Quaker baked crisp on top of a roasted apple filled with cinnamon sugar butter and topped with vanilla yogurt and a drizzle of honey would be the perfect beginning to a perfect day! This breakfast YUMMY! It is healthy and yet delicious and you can even take this beyond the breakfast table and serve it for guests at your next dinner party. Dress it up with a homemade bourbon or caramel sauce and your guests will be raving. With the perfect portions you can easily control how much oatmeal you want to make with is great considering most other oatmeal brands either present you with a large tub of plain oatmeal or individual flavored pouches. With the perfect portions you get flavored oatmeal but in a resealable bag.
If you don’t believe me just try it for yourself! You will fall in love with this fun and easy way to incorporate both fruit, yogurt and oatmeal into your families day! You can find a list of products and where to purchase them by clicking here!
Slice an apple down the center vertically. Place a small dab of butter in the middle and put each apple half on a parchment lined baking sheet. Roast in the oven at 400 for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, follow the directions on the Cinnamon Perfect Portions Oatmeal package. Place the cooked oatmeal on top of the apple half and place the apple bake in the oven for another 10 minutes or until the oatmeal on top is nice and golden brown.
Once the apple and oatmeal are done, remove from oven and allow to cool. Top with a spoonful of your favorite yogurt and a drizzle of honey! Watch for the smiles to appear:))