All that left-over Oatmeal…

The first couple of months of Dianna starting to eat porridges and oatmeal – Oh my Goodness did alot go to waste – and I really mean ALOT!

And not only because she threw it everywhere (but her mouth)… but also because she was a bit of a fussy eater and sometimes just didn’t want to eat breakfast.

(Mommy would of course cave and giver her a bottle… hence it went on for quite a while!!)

After starting daycare and her daycare mother giving me some much needed advice on her diet, I have started to be more strict and not offer her a bottle and of course she has started eating her porridge! Although sometimes my portionsize is still a bit off, and quite a bit is left.

I mostly make oatmeal, because it’s easy to make and (in my opinon) tastes great!

But I have since found some great recipes to make use of all that left-over oatmeal!

 

Leftover Oatmeal Buns

Yields: 10-12

3-4 dl of lukewarm water

Yeast

Salt

Leftover oatmeal

Raisins (sometimes I have it in the oatmeal already)

Vegetable oil

Flour (wholewheat or plain – up to you!)

Leftover-oatmeal buns. Tired of having all that oatmeal go to waste, because your baby's not eating it? Here is a great way to make use of it - bake some oatmeal buns for lunch! www.pennnylane.dk

Pour the lukewarm water into your baking bowl. (NB! It’s important that it’s lukewarm, as the heat helps activate the yeast so your buns rise!)

Add the yeast and stir until it’s dissolved.

Add the left-over oatmeal (and raisins)

Leftover-oatmeal buns. Tired of having all that oatmeal go to waste, because your baby's not eating it? Here is a great way to make use of it - bake some oatmeal buns for lunch! www.pennnylane.dk

Add the salt, oil and finally the flour

Knead until it has the consistency you want.

Let the dough rise for about 1 hour. (If you’re in a hurry less can do as well)

Make into small buns and bake at 180 degrees celcius for aprox. 20 min.

Leftover-oatmeal buns. Tired of having all that oatmeal go to waste, because your baby's not eating it? Here is a great way to make use of it - bake some oatmeal buns for lunch! www.pennnylane.dk

Dianna simply LOVES these with butter and cheese or simply just as they are.

A great and healthy snack for you and your child, especially if you bake them with some wholewheat flour or even rye.

And the best thing is – nothing’s going to waste!!!

Leftover-oatmeal buns. Tired of having all that oatmeal go to waste, because your baby's not eating it? Here is a great way to make use of it - bake some oatmeal buns for lunch! www.pennnylane.dk
YUM!!

Homemade Chai Latte

I LOVE Chai Lattes - how about you?? There is nothing better on a cold night or day or simply to relax and unwind. Get my recipe for a great cup of home made chai latte on my blog: www.pennnylane.dk

I LOVE a nice cup of Chai Latte and ordinarily I drink this one from Celestial Seasonings…

Oooooh it’s so good! Just add a little bit of milk (or cream, I dare you!!)

Mmmmm…. the best unwind, put your PJ’s on and relax kind of tea!

Today I wanted to do something extra special though. It’s been really tough starting back at work again after a great maternity leave and since we’re still trying to eat lowcarb, the usual treats for myself are no-go, so I decided to treat myself to a great homemade cup of Chai Latte.

 

PenNnyLane’s homemade Chai-Te-Latte:

Ingridients:

2,5 dl Milk (about 1 cup)
2,5 dl Water (same as above!)
2 Black Darjeeling teabags

Let the tea boil for 3-4 minutes and then rest for 5 minutes.

Then add:
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon of crushed ginger
½ teaspoon of crushed cardamom
2 tablespoons of brown sugar or sweetner equivalent
1 teaspoon of vanilla-sugar (or extract)

Bring the tea to a boil again for about 4-5 minutes.

Strain the spices from the tea and pour into your favorite tea-mug and ENJOY!!!
If you feel like it – add whipped cream or milkfoam and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

YUMMY!

 

 Don’t waste a drop!
What is your favorite healthy treat?