Frugal Foodie Mama: Almond Joy Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Almond Joy Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

With its chunks of dark chocolate, coconut, & toasted almonds, this Almond Joy Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal only tastes like a decadent breakfast treat...
With its chunks of dark chocolate, coconut, & toasted almonds, this Almond Joy Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal only tastes like a decadent breakfast treat.
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I have a confession to make, you all- About 90% of the time my house is a cluttered mess. I know most people on the outside of the blogging world probably think that all bloggers have immaculate, perfectly decorated homes with fresh baked cookies sitting on the kitchen counter, and Pinterest perfect laundry rooms... But guess what? Most of us don't! ;) Because so many of us work at home while chasing little ones or do our blogging in addition to a job outside the home, our houses usually are the first to suffer. While I am glad to be doing something that I love while still being able to stay at home, blogging is not as easy as most think that it is. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes. But for more on that, you should check out my post on The Truth About Starting A Blog...

Back to the messy house issue- Yesterday morning I had a complete and total meltdown over the state of chaos our home has been in the past month or so. Why? Because there are four people living in this home! Yes, four people does mean more mess, but it also means more hands available to help clean up said mess. After having this realization and thus blowing up at my husband (it happens), I headed to the gym to work off a little of that steam and the tons of delicious food and good wine and beer I had consumed while visiting Harrisonburg, Virginia for the weekend with my family. 


As I am doing my thing on the elliptical, I happened to look up at the flat screen monitor beside me. And in an instant I felt much better about how my house looked. Seriously, folks. If you want to feel better about your messy housekeeping skills, just turn on an episode of Hoarders or Hoarding. You will instantly feel not so bad about the state of your home. And in turn, you may just think "hey, the house cleaning can wait" and decide to bake this moist and delicious Almond Joy Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal instead... ;)
With its chunks of dark chocolate, coconut, & toasted almonds, this Almond Joy Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal only tastes like a decadent breakfast treat.

Trust me on this, friends. This baked oatmeal is worth putting off the house chores for at least a few hours... or maybe even a few days. Packed with hearty oats, coconut milk, and bananas, this Almond Joy Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal is the perfect way to fuel your day! And bonus? Because of the dark chocolate, coconut, and toasted almonds, this baked oatmeal could even pass as a decadent dessert. Shhhhhh... ;)

I am sharing the recipe for this Almond Joy Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal over at Real Housemoms as one of my monthly recipe contributor posts! Pop on over to say hi and snag this recipe! :)


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