You’ll love this gluten free oatmeal!

Monica says:

Oh how I love breakfast!

In fact, it might be my favorite meal of the day!

I love to get my body started on the right foot for the day….it’s a win-win!

Since blueberries are my favorite fruit, this gluten free oatmeal is hearty, delicious, and so easy to make.

See for yourself!

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GF Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

Dry Ingredients:

3 cups gluten free Old Fashioned Oatmeal (not instant)

½ cup almond meal

¾ cup chopped almonds (divide into two servings and set one aside)

2 tsp Saigon Cinnamon (we used Calicutt’s)

½ tsp salt

½ tsp baking powder

Wet Ingredients:

2 large organic eggs

2 ½ cups vanilla nut milk (we used Silk High Protein)

1/3 cup unsulphured honey

2 tsp vanilla

Fold in:

1 cup fresh organic blueberries

Top:

Spread reserved almonds on top of whole mixture

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350˚. Prepare a 9” x 13” pan with non-stick spray.

Get two bowls ready and mix all dry ingredients in one (use only ONE serving of the chopped almonds), and whisk wet ingredients in the other.

Combine the two mixtures together with a wooden spoon and then gently FOLD in the blueberries.

Pour into your prepared pan and top with remaining serving of chopped almonds.

Bake for 30 minutes or until brown and bubbly. You may want to insert a toothpick into the oatmeal to ensure it is done (toothpick should come out clean!).

Serve warm or cool.

You can top each serving with more fresh blueberries….since you can never have enough blueberries!

Also, you can pour some milk of your choice on top and enjoy!

Refrigerate any uneaten portions.

And believe me, it’s great the next day, too!

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Just heat it up for a few seconds in the microwave and garnish….oh my!

© 2017, Monica of glutenfreedoubletalk whisks

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Red, white, and blue…everywhere!

Monica says:

We are slowly approaching America’s birthday….and that means red, white, and blue!

One of my favorite breakfasts is oatmeal with cinnamon sprinkled on it….so to be patriotic and add some wonderful antioxidants to my diet, I added a bunch of blueberries and strawberries!

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Delicious and nutritious!

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This post is a little different because in early June, in honor of Flag Day (June 14th), I made a red, white, and blue wreath for my front door.

It was inspired by Meredith while reading her blog Wait ’til Your Father Gets Home. When I came upon her post and saw the wreath, I knew I had to replicate it! So thanks to Meredith!

So I decided to add in a few pics of the way I constructed it…that way, you may be inspired, too!

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Gather your materials….you will need a wire wreath as shown; 3 colors of tulle (red, white, and blue); 4 spools of ribbon (red, white and blue designed) and 2 large spools of wired ribbon (red, white and blue designed); scissors or rotary cutter, and a ruler.

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If you are using a rotary cutter, you will need a mat or cutting board (I used an old plaque).

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You will need to cut 96 total pieces of blue tulle to place on wreath….

12 pieces on each wire using 2 of the 9 sections that make up the wreath.

Then cut 112 pieces of white and 112 pieces of red.

Place 8 total pieces on each wire alternating white and red. Put 2 red, then 2 white, etc.

Place these all around the remaining 7 sections of the wreath.

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As I cut my tulle, I gathered the pieces into groups of 10 and clipped them with a clothespin.

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While I was making it, I enjoyed a bowl of blueberries in a red colander draining in a white bowl….planned?

No, it just happened to be my mid-morning snack!

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Now cut your ribbons….small ribbons with red white, and blue designs are cut to approximately 10 inches.., you can cut as many as you want. We also added in very fine white ribbon to our wreaths!

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Make sure that wider ribbon that you buy is WIRED because it will make the final look amazing, as you can manipulate it!

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The wider ribbon is cut to about 13 inches and our wreaths had 8 pieces added. Three of one design and five of the other design!

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It’s looking great and the blueberries are disappearing!!

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LOVE it!

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Now to attach it to the door, we need to add some fishing line!

Do you see the pricetag on this line?? Holy cow, that’s how long I’ve had it!

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Voila! Our patriotic welcome!

Anyway, once visitors to our home saw it, they, too, had to make one!

So my sister Maria started her wreath with the help of her sweet granddaughter, Emily.

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Emily, in turn, wanted to make one for her house, so now we are up to three!

Emily’s is super special because we used sparkle white and sparkle red for her wreath!

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Didn’t Emily do a great job? She is super proud of her work, as she should be!20150621_184107

Emily and I say, “Ta-Da!!”

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And Gracie (my sister Maria’s other granddaughter) gets in on the act! Too cute for words!

So what are you planning to do for the biggest birthday celebration in the world?

Whatever you do, enjoy with pride and patriotism!

© 2015, Monica of glutenfreedoubletalk