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A few weeks ago I started sharing our family meal plans. And if you download my meal plans then you will get a good idea of what our family eats regularly. You may have noticed that this delicious, Creamy Honey Oatmeal Breakfast Pudding shows up a lot.
I collect recipe books. It’s a problem. I have two bookshelves full of them and I love every single one. I page through them while I’m in the bath, I dog ear and bookmark my favorites. But if you actually had to ask me how many new recipes I try from these worn out pages, it’s a little embarrassing.
The reason I don’t cook most 99.9% of the recipes in my collection is that most of the time they just aren’t practical for everyday family meals.
My meal plans are not the kind of meal plans designed to look good on the pages of a recipe book. They are a real-in-the-trenches-of-an actual-family kind of meal plan. Which also means you get to see which meals I like to make on repeat. Which I’m in no way apologizing for.
I like to make some meals regularly, because these everyday recipes tick all the boxes. They are:
a) quick and easy to make
b) the family actually eats
c) healthy and
d) fit into the budget anytime of the month.
And to be honest, it makes Mom life so much easier.
Everyday Recipe Stockpiling
The older I get, the more I appreciate the value of a boring housekeeping routine. The easier the routine, whether it be cooking, cleaning or organising, the more time I free up to do the things I actually enjoy. Which is none of those three things. Shocking I know.
A few years ago I realised that cooking for a family could be made so much easier if I simply focused on building a stockpile of go-to recipes. The bigger my list of Everyday Recipes, the easier the whole meal prepping thing became.
I started keeping a Recipe Binder with all of our favorite family recipes. And over the years this has grown to be an invaluable meal prepping resource. I still try new recipes regularly (Remember my goal is to grow this list) but generally, I refer to my Binder for most of our meals.
Related Recipe: THREE INGREDIENT Clean Eating Banana Pancakes
Oatmeal Honey Pudding
This Creamy Oat and Honey Pudding is an all time Breakfast Classic. You will see it pop up in my Meal Plans often.
I know most of you are thinking – ‘Carey this is just your regular ol’ oat porridge’. Ahhhh …. but you see in our home, my kids actually think they are getting a treat when I make a steaming pot for breakfast.
And the reason for this is the Recipe has the most Amazing name. Oatmeal Honey Pudding. Hmmm mmmm. It just rolls off the tongue.
Come on, who wouldn’t want that for breakfast? Offer it to your children tomorrow morning and enjoy the response.
Creamy Honey Oatmeal Breakfast Pudding
- 1 Cup Rolled Oats
- 2 Cups Hot Water
- 1 Cup Milk of your choice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Bananas sliced
- Heat up a large pot on the stove.
- Stir together oats, milk, vanilla and water. Bring to the Boil. Turn down the heat, cover with a lid and simmer for 5 - 10 minutes. The oats will thicken on cooking. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking to the bottom of the pot.
- Serve in bowls with sliced bananas, cinnamon and a drizzle of honey.