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I am so excited to share that I’m going to Blog Brûlée this weekend! Blog Brûlée is an invitation based gathering of healthy food bloggers and Registered Dietitians created by the lovely ladies behind The Recipe Redux and The Healthy Aperture.
The purpose of Blog Brûlée is not just to meet and network with like-minded bloggers, but also to learn and share ideas for how we can “set our blogs on fire”. Since this is my first blogging “conference”, I’m not sure what to expect, but I am beyond excited to meet these bloggers in person (many of whom I have been “online friends” with for a while) and take in some knowledge on blog marketing, food photography, and community building.
We will be staying at Smugglers’ Notch in the mountains outside of Burlington, Vermont which looks gorgeous! And we will, of course, be eating delicious food (and probably Instagramming it all!).
In honor of this exciting opportunity, I just had to share something brûléed! This oatmeal is creamy with a crunchy sugary top. I mashed up ripe banana and whipped it into the oatmeal as it cooked on the stove. Then I divided it into ramekins, topped it with white sugar, and broiled it until brown. The color of the oatmeal is a little darker because of the chia seeds, but this oatmeal is so good. As usual, I popped them in the fridge for ready-to-go breakfasts this week.
Stay tuned for lots of pictures and a recap of my time at Blog Brûlée!
P.S. I just realized right before I posted this that you can see my reflection in the spoons…too funny! Good thing I decided to change out of pjs that day ;).
- 1 cup + 1/3 rolled oats, gluten free optional
- 4 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 2 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed well
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- cooking spray (coconut oil spray recommended)
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- Add dry ingredients to a medium pot and whisk to combine. Add wet ingredients to the same pot and mix everything well.
- Heat over medium heat until oatmeal comes to a boil. Once boiling, continue whisking vigorously for 1-2 minutes, until oatmeal is creamy and hot throughout.
- Prepare four ramekins by spraying with cooking oil and divide oatmeal evenly among them. Sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon white sugar on top of eat filled ramekin.
- Broil in the oven under high heat for about 5-10 minutes or until lightly brown (watch carefully so it doesn't burn!).
- Remove and let cool slightly before serving or store covered in the fridge for up to five days.
My attendance at the Blog Brûlée is/was partially funded by Sponsors of the Blog Brûlée (hyperlink to blogbrulee.com), and I received a discounted registration to the event in exchange for writing this post. Opinions expressed are my own. I was not compensated for my time.