Inspired by a picture I saw on Google+ earlier this week, (thanks, Christie!) I decided to break out the cookie cutters and make my kids grin. The older boys thought the heart shaped breakfast was pretty cool and they spent the meal talking about all the Valentine fun they are planning to enjoy next week.
Whether you are cutting your oatmeal into shapes or simply slicing it in the pan*, this is a tasty, warm and hearty breakfast worthy of a special occasion or any other day. For this breakfast, soft, chewy oats and tender craisins are sweetened and then lightly spiced with cinnamon.
We’ve been eating baked oatmeal several times a month for years now (as evidenced by the numerous variations of it that I have posted) and we still aren’t tired of it. My oldest son can assemble a pan and have it in the oven almost as quickly as I can now. (I would love baked oatmeal mornings for that reason alone!)
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