Coconut Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

I’m happy to report that Anna loves oatmeal, or “Gruau” as we all it in our Franco household. She also loves pretty much anything I put in front of her so I am an incredibly fortunate mom. dsc_0393This was a really simple dish to throw together in the morning when you’re up before your baby for no good reason.

dsc_0394Add oats, coconut, and cinnamon to a bowl.

dsc_0396Then add coconut milk and blueberries.

dsc_0397Pop it in a greased baking dish.

dsc_0398And bake at 375 until the oatmeal is set.

dsc_0402It came out nice and tender with a beautiful coconut flavour shinning through.

dsc_0411Anna loved it!

Coconut Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

You will need:

two cups rolled oats

1/3 cup shredded coconut

1 tbsp cinnamon

2 cans coconut milk

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

Begin by preheating your oven to 375. Combine oats, cinnamon and shredded coconut. Ad coconut milk and blueberries and mix well to combine. Add to a greased baking dish and bake at 375 for 45 mins, until all of the liquid has been absorbed and the oats are set. Enjoy!


Sweet Potato Chicken Noodle Soup

Anna’s been into feeding herself with a spoon lately. It’s messy as anything, but it’s so cute to watch. She also loves soup! This mommy loves to make anything her baby will devour, and she had two bowls of this when I served it up for lunch.

dsc_0366-1I wanted to make sure this dish was chock full of veggies.

dsc_0368-1I also used homemade bone broth. It’s so easy to make after you’ve cooked a whole chicken in the crockpot. Simply take off all the meat, put the bones back in the crockpot, and fill with water. Let it boil all night and you have delicious broth in the morning.

dsc_0370First things first is to cook up the veggies in a skillet.

dsc_0372In a large pot, boil the sweet potatoes with the broth until tender.

dsc_0375When the potato is nice and tender, use an immersion blender to blend until smooth.

dsc_0376Here’s the base, beautifully blended.

dsc_0377I used classic egg noodles for the soup.

dsc_0379Add the cooked chicken to the skillet.

dsc_0380Mix it all together.

dsc_0381And serve warm. Enjoy!

Sweet potato chicken noodle soup

You will need:

1 large sweet potato

2 onions

2 sweet bell peppers

2 celery stalks

1 cup diced mushrooms

1 cup noodles

2 cups shredded cooked chicken

8 cups bone broth

Begin by placing broth and diced sweet potato in a large pot, and bring to a boil. Dice up all other veggies and saute in a skillet. Once potatoes are tender, use and immersion blender to puree until smooth. Add noodles to sweet potatoes and broth and cook until done. Add chicken to skillet. Add veggies and chicken to soup. Enjoy!