Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal

This Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal is a great way to start off your day!!  It’s full of fresh fruit and heart healthy old fashioned oats.  Plus, it makes great leftovers!!

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I have some news to share with all of you—-  Our daughter was able to get her cast and pins removed from her arm yesterday!!!!  YAY!!!

They had told us at a previous appointment that if everything looked good they would take the cast off and remove the pins from her elbow.  Then she would be good to go.

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They told us they wouldn’t have to numb the area to remove the pins and they would pull out fairly easily.  So, in my mind I thought this was going to be like a 5 second process and she would be able to use her arm right away.  I was wrong.

First, they removed the cast so they could x-ray it to see how well it has healed.  (oh and when they removed the cast there was a quarter in there!!  That sneaky girl)  They left the pins in her elbow for the x-ray and that was hard for me to look at them sticking out the side of her elbow.  Those types of things make me weak in the knees, especially when I have to see them on my own children.

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After, they looked at the x-ray they informed us they were very pleased with the way everything looked and that the pins could be removed!  I was so excited for her!  Now, like I said before I thought this was going to be a quick little tug and those metal skewers were going to be out.

Nooooo, that doc had to pull and twist to get them out and I guess this is quite normal.  I couldn’t watch, it was too much for me.  Now, my husband on the other hand was very intrigued by the whole thing and my daughter has to be one of the bravest little girls I know because she sat through the whole thing and had a wonderful conversation with the doctor about playing in snow.  (it has been really hot here so we are already dreaming about cooler weather 😉 )

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Actually, the doctor was very impressed with how well she did while he removed the pins.  We were too and I know I couldn’t have sat there that well!!  I also thought she was going to be able to use her arm right away like nothing ever happened to it, wrong again.  I feel so silly now, because duh, she has been in a cast for several weeks so her arm is going to be quite stiff!!

She has exercises to do that will help her arm stretch back out and she is also restricted from activities that could cause her to fall on her arm.  So, basically for the next 6 weeks she can’t do anything, because what 5 year old isn’t going to fall?!?!?   But, I am very thankful that everything went well and the 6 weeks should soon pass (I hope!)

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Ok, I know I have written a lot more than I usually do so I will keep this short and sweet.  My family is big on baked oatmeal, especially baked oatmeal with fruit in it.  I like it too, because it fills them up and it is something a little different to eat than just a regular bowl of oats.  Plus, if you have any leftover (which we rarely do) it makes great leftovers to enjoy the following morning for breakfast.  Just, reheat it in the microwave or enjoy it straight from the fridge.  While your at it just make a double batch and you have breakfast made for the whole week!!

Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
This Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal is a great way to start off you day!! It's full of fresh fruit and heart healthy old fashioned oats. Plus, it makes great leftovers!!
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 9
Author: Countryside Cravings
Ingredients
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup each blueberries raspberries and diced strawberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8x8" baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine the oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add in the milk, melted butter, egg, vanilla and lemon zest. Gently fold in the berries. Spoon into the prepared baking pan and smooth into an even layer. Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  3. Serve warm with a splash of milk and extra berries, if desired.
Recipe Notes

If using frozen fruit don't thaw.
*Makes great leftovers!


 

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