I don’t like eggs. This has been a sore subject with pretty much everyone I’ve met throughout my entire life. Eggs are a funny thing. People are really passionate about them and they always believe that their preparation of eggs will make me change my mind. I’ve tried, believe me, but there’s just something about the taste that gives me the heebie jeebies.
This makes going out to breakfast difficult. It rules out 90% of the menu, including french toast which is also too eggy tasting for me. I’m also not a huge fan of granola which is usually the token “healthy” dish on the menu. Why is granola always on breakfast menus? Do that many people really like granola? Do any of you out there order granola when going out to breakfast?
If I had a restaurant I would put plenty of non-eggy breakfast dishes on the menu, like baked oatmeal. Every fall I would make this pumpkin baked oatmeal available, like the pumpkin spice latte. Limited edition pumpkin baked oatmeal for 2 months out of the year only. Otherwise it wouldn’t feel as special :). I would serve it on pretty red plates too. That last part is probably not true but I would definitely have a baked oatmeal on the menu for everyone to enjoy.
This is another spin-off of my original banana oatmeal raisin bars and my baked oatmeal muffins. This time, I substituted the banana for pumpkin puree, of course. Looking back on the recipe this would have been very tasty with walnuts or almonds in place of the raisins. Choose whatever mix ins sound good to you. Double the recipe if making for more than one person.
Enjoy and Exhale!