Peach&Cherry Crockpot Oatmeal

Mornings. Ugh, who likes ’em, right?  That’s how we feel too! So, let me help you make the morning monstrosity a little easier for your family. Introducing… drumroll, please…. peach and cherry crockpot oatmeal! You read that right, set it and forget it! Easiest breakfast you’ve ever had!

Most of these ingredients are located in pantries due to the holidays which makes this even easier! This recipe isn’t super sweet, so it’s perfect for children who need something hearty and filling before school but you don’t want them to be too hyper for the teacher. Before I start rambling about how good this is some more, (Trust me, it is!) let’s get you the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Can Lucky Leaf Cherry Fruit Filling
  • 1 Can DelMonte Peaches in 100% Juice
  • 1 Container So Delicious Culinary Coconut Milk
  • 1 Tbsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp. Nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp. Vanilla
  • 3 Cups of Bob’s Red Mill GF Oats
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Sugar

Step 1:

Combine the cans of fruit fillings and the coconut milk, stirring ’til fully combined.

Step 2:

Add nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla and stir until fully combined once again.

Step 3:

Add GF oats and stir until everything is well combined (I know, I know…enough already!).

Step 4:

Set crockpot to cook for 4 hours on high and cover with lid. It is literally this simple!

That’s it! The easiest breakfast you could ever ask for. After cooking, simply place the oatmeal in a Tupperware container and reheat with a splash of your milk of choice. You can add more sugar if you’d like, but I’ve tried to limit the sugar intake in our home. I promise you, this will be super filling, healthier than most prepackaged oatmeal, and you know exactly what’s in it! Let me know in the comments below if you’d like more recipes like this!

What’s your favorite breakfast food? Let me know below!!

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7 Ingredient GF/DF Granola Bars

In our house, breakfast is practically extinct. Between having to wake up earlier than most and usually pressing the snooze button, there’s just no time to cook anything. And as everyone knows, if you aren’t cooking breakfast in food allergy home, you aren’t getting much more than sugar rich foods. Now, here’s where I put on my super woman cape and save the day! I made these granola bars for my family with the intention of them being simplistic in the ingredient list area, flavorful, and nutritious. Basic needs, right? Well, they’re all of those things and not to mention easy as can be to put together! Check them out below!

I believe in giving credit where it’s due and I must say, I got the idea from a wonderful Youtuber that goes by the name of Mind Over Munch. She gives great vegan and gluten free recipes that are easy to follow and helpful in planning for the week! Check her out here.

Ingredient List:

  • 2 Bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 Cups Trail mix (I prefer Gourmet Nut Power Up Trail Mix)
  • 2 Cups GF Oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1/8 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. Chia Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. Honey (optional)

Step One:

Preheat your oven to 375. This allows for them to slowly cook instead of burning quickly.

Step Two: 

Combine the bananas, peanut butter, cinnamon, and honey over medium heat.

Step Three:

Combine the trail mix, oats, and chia seeds in a separate bowl throughly.

Step Four: 

Combine the two bowls together until all the ingredients are mixed together well.

Step Five: 

Line a deep dish pan (9″x10″) with parchment paper. Pour in the mixture and layer another piece of parchment on top. Use the top layer of the parchment to evenly distribute the granola mixture.

Step Six: 

Place the pan into the preheated oven, bake the mixture for 15 min.

Step Seven:

Remove the pan from the oven and use the parchment to lift the mixture onto a cooling rack. Let the mixture to cool completely before slicing. Allowing it to cool completely before you slice it creates a solidification between the ingredients and the bar doesn’t fall apart as easily.

And there you have it! It’s as simple as that! These granola bars are easy to throw in a lunch box for a snack or grab on your way out the door. Let me know in the comments below your favorite breakfast or what you think of this recipe!