New Years Resolutions......Do they really work

New Years Resolutions everyone makes them and most people break them. You hear about them non stop before the new year starts then the fade into the background. This year I made one that I think I can actually keep, or well mostly keep. I decided I wanted to eat healthier not healthy but healthier. Because lets face it I have a food blog that is mainly devoted to baking and the stuff I bake certainly would not be considered health food. And I'm not one of those people who does really well when people tell you you can't do something. So restrictive diets don't work for me. So we are going to work with the everything in moderation, because tell me if you made Smores Bread Pudding you could restrain yourself and not eat any and just take pictures. That wouldn't make a very good food blogger. So in an effort to eat healthier I decided I should probably start eating breakfast, or well a more substantial breakfast because half a cereal bar and some water just wasn't cutting it. So I came up with this Baked Oatmeal breakfast, it might not be perfect in the health department but its a step in the right direction. Its basically a vehicle for the fruit and something to fill me up and keep me that way for a while. I have been making this on Sundays and portioning it out for the week so its less work in the morning as well. Well I hope I can keep up this New Years Resolution and I hope you can keep yours as well.

Baked Oatmeal

8 tablespoons of butter
1 1/2 cups of AP Flour
2 cups of Quick Cooking Oats
1 cup of sugar
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
2 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
2 teaspoons of vanilla
2 cups of buttermilk
4 cups of fruit of your choosing I used peaches and blackberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place the butter in the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Place the pan in the oven for about 5 minutes or until the butter is melted. While the butter is melting combine the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Once the dry ingredients are combined add in the buttermilk and vanilla and stir until combined. Dollop the batter all over butter in the bottom of the pan, do not mix together. Then nestle your fruit into the oatmeal trying to be as even as possible. Its a lot of fruit so it will get a little crowded but just look for an empty spot. Bake for 45 - 50 minutes or until the center of the dish is firm.

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