Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sometimes we are guests....

Happy Tuesday to you!  Here it is - New Year's Eve 2013!  Do you have any special plans for the evening?  We are staying home!

Sometimes we are actually guests!  Such was the case when Munchomom served a most delicious breakfast for us!  When I was growing up, I don't remember a morning that Mother didn't have oatmeal ready for us to eat.  While it was a healthy breakfast, and my sister and I probably ate it every morning, it wasn't anything like this!

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie Oatmeal Bake

Goodness!  When I first tried this, I knew my oatmeal would never be the same!:-)  I headed over to Munchomom's blog - cafecarol.com - and printed off the recipe!  I had been wanting to make it myself for several weeks, and I finally did!  It also made an appearance on the table for our Christmas Eve morning breakfast!

The recipe is actually found in the book We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook by Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph.  Thank you so very much, ladies!

For the Oatmeal
4 cups water
4 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups old-fashioned oats (not instant)
2 cups baked sweet potato (about 2 large) or 15-oz. sweet potto puree
1 cup golden raisins (optional) (I didn't add these because of preferences of those present).
2 teaspoons cinnamon
4 Tablespoons maple syrup (or two ripe bananas) I used the maple syrup.:-)
For the Pecan Pie Topping
2 cups chopped pecans
4 Tablespoons wheat germ
4 Tablespoons coconut oil
4 Tablespoons brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a large sauce pan, bring water, milk, and salt to a boil.  Stir in oatmeal, reduce to medium heat, and add the remaining ingredients.  Cook for about 7 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed.  Pour the oatmeal into a 9 x 13 casserole dish. (I sprayed with no-stick spray).
- For the topping, in a small bowl, use your fingers to combine pecans, wheat germ, brown sugar, and coconut oil.  Sprinkle it over the top of the oatmeal and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown and crunchy on top.  This will make 8 large servings!  Yummy!

I actually divided the oatmeal between two dishes, and one of the dishes wasn't needed.  It is put away in the freezer to bring out at a special time in the future. 

Have a good evening, and stay safe!

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.  


  1. The recipe sounds and looks delicious Nellie!! Thank you!
    Happy New Year!

  2. Thank you for sharing this great-sounding dish with us! Munchomom is a great cook, just like her mother!

    We are staying home tonight, also, and hope to say out of trouble. :-) Have a wonderful day to end this year of 2013!

  3. Oops.....that should say "STAY" out of trouble! Silly fingers!!!

  4. Hi Nellie , this is a must try , looks delicious , Have a Happy New Year ,thanks for sharing :)

  5. Enjoy your delicious breakfast, Nellie.
    Happy New Year!

  6. Happy 2014 to you and yours. My wish for you is a year full of lots of JOY, PEACE, LOVE and BLESSINGS.

    Happy New Year. Recipe looks GREAT. Thanks.


  7. Wow that looks so yummy. I hope you have an exciting New Year Nellie.

  8. It sounds like the perfect breakfast! Happy New Year!

  9. Now that sounds very interesting. Happy New Year friend.

  10. I've been looking back through your posts and wonder how you manage to make all of these delicious dishes as well as all the other activities in your life!
    It must have been busy but a very happy time for you leading up to Christmas.
    Thank you for all of your lovely posts during the year. I don't keep up with you for every post, but love catching up every so often.
    May the year ahead bring good health and many blessings. I look forward to your posts during the days ahead.
    Happy days.
    Betty ox

  11. This is way beyond the oatmeal I'm used to... and in a good way!

    Happy New Year, Nellie!

  12. Looks delicious.
    I ate a lot of cream of wheat when I was a kid!!
    I had oatmeal once in a while too though.
    Pancakes are my favorite breakfast!!
    Happy New Year.

  13. Yummy - another great recipe! It sounds delicious and I'll definitely try making it. I hope you and your loved ones have a safe and healthy New Year, Jan

  14. Wow, Nellie, that recipe title is a "mouthful," lol! It sure sounds yummy!!! Marion and I stayed home and had a TV kinda New Year. With so many New Years under our belt, lol, it was nice to stay home and warm:)

    We are sending Happy, Healthy New year wishes your way, Nellie! Enjoy every moment of each and every day this 2014!!!

  15. Una receta muy deliciosa se ve muy bien,abrazos y Feliz Año Nuevo 2014 Amy,abrazoooooos.