Good morning everyone!!! 🙂 Happy Labor Day!!
Thank you to all of those who work every day to provide growth for our nation, we celebrate you today.
Since we celebrate Labor Day in September, the Labor Day weekend provides a window of opportunity for families who are looking for that one last holiday. Schools and offices open for business right after, setting the mood for the upcoming fall. Many schools reopen on the day after Labor Day (unless you’re in college). Labor Day strikes a bittersweet note for students, reminding them that summer is over and it is time to hit the books again.
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It’s a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength and prosperity of our nation. Labor helps build roads, run factories, drill for oil, and much more. The sweat of the working class has been the building block of growth.
Yet, the working classes are often treated as second-class citizens. Today, we celebrate their hard work, because it should not be overlooked. So before you get excited about Labor Day sales, the start of football season, the beginning of another school year, and the fact that we have a day off, stop and think about all the people who work for a living to ensure a better quality of life for all of us.
Also, let’s show a little love to the many who have to work on this holiday: police officers, firefighters, hospital workers, restaurant workers, utility workers and others. They are on the job so we can enjoy another holiday weekend, one that marks the end of summer and the beginning of another work cycle. THANK YOU! 🙂
Alright, onto the oatmeal!
I made this one yesterday, and I gotta say, it was GREAT. But all oatmeal is great!! 😉 I don’t know what inspired me for this recipe, but I’m excited that I’m starting to create my own, or at least attempt to!
Chocolate for breakfast=BOOYAH. Party for my tastebuds.
Chocolate Brownie Baked Oatmeal
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20-21 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek Yogurt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp Liquid Egg Whites
1/2 tsp-1 tsp natural peanut butter
1 tsp honey
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cocoa powder
Stevia, sweetener, or sugar to taste (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit and spray or grease a single-serving ramekin or oven-safe dish with cooking spray or oil. (Coconut oil would be nice here!) Set aside.
- Add the yogurt, vanilla extract, egg whites, peanut butter, and honey in a medium-sized bowl and mix well to combine.
- Now add the oats, cinnamon, baking powder, cocoa powder, and optional sweetener and mix everything until well-combined. Pour into your ramekin or dish and bake in the oven for 20-21 minutes (or until the top is set)
- Grab your fork, dive in, and ENJOY! 🙂
I actually baked mine for a minute too long, so if you want more of an ooey-gooey brownie, bake it for 20 minutes and you’ll think you died and went to chocolate heaven…
That exists right??
More proof that breakfast oatmeal doesn’t have to be boring or bland. UM, that’s never an option!!
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