Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Sarah Cooks Breakfast: Baked Nectarines with Oatmeal

"Tomorrow, I'm going to bake nectarines."
I'm starting to feel organized in my tiny kitchen. I haven't cooked a lot since I moved to L.A. in September. Let's just say they know me at Lemongrass Thai. Since implementing a daily cleaning meditation, however, I've taken command of my space and I'm learning to enjoy cooking in it.

One morning, I set out to copycat a baked nectarine dish I saw on Pinterest. Only...I didn't have the ingredients, so I made up a new dish!

Baked Nectarines with Oatmeal

3 Nectarines, halved and pitted
Apple, chopped
1 packet maple brown sugar oatmeal
1/2 cup hot water
Coconut oil
Brown sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix oatmeal and water in glass baking dish. If it looks dry, add more water.
2. Place nectarines and apples on top of oatmeal mixture. Coat with coconut oil. Sprinkle with brown sugar. You can stir it all together or bake layered.
3. Cover with foil. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool for 1-2 minutes. Serve with toast, yogurt, ice cream, or by itself!

It smells A-mazing. It is super sweet, so if you aren't a sweet tooth, you can make it with more oatmeal and add something savory. What's that savory food everyone loves with maple? Oh yeah! Bacon! Or if you're like me, veggie bacon. (No exclamation point there. Veggie bacon's less exciting. I'm aware.)

It feels great to start the day with a creative task like cooking. Cheers to many more mornings like this one!

Today's Curated Art Print: "Apricot/Nectarine/Peach" by Abby Galloway
Apricot/Nectarine/Peach Art Print

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