This shop featuring a recipe for vanilla raisin oatmeal squares has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #IDSimplyPure #CollectiveBias
I don’t know about you but Daylight Savings Time is really kicking my butt. I’m pretty sure we’ve been late to school drop off every day this week and for some reason I just can’t adjust as easily this time around as I have in years past. I’ve been putting the kids to bed a little earlier each day to adjust their schedules but the baby still isn’t waking up until right before we have to leave for school. Poor kid!
I haven’t been able to drink enough coffee to get me going in the mornings. And that’s even when I use my new favorite creamer in the mix!
In an effort to make things easier I’ve been using a few tips to streamline our mornings. Sticking with a morning routine has saved us the hassle of forgetting things, being too late, or just feeling rushed in the mornings. And no one wants to feel rushed as you start the day. And having a go-to breakfast that you can make ahead is my #1 tip for making mornings easier. I may have to take my coffee to go but at least the kids are getting fed!
Tips for Making Mornings Easier
- Make breakfast ahead of time.
- Have the kids pick out their clothes the night before.
- Pack lunches ahead of time OR create a snack area for easy to grab lunch options.
- Hang back packs by the door so they’re ready to go.
- 10 minutes before you have to leave the house, make sure the kids are dressed (including socks and shoes!) and lunches in back packs so nothing is forgotten.
Vanilla Raisin Oatmeal Squares
- 1½ cups quick cooking oats
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar
- ¼ cup white sugar
- ¼ cup melted butter
- 1 cup International Delight Simply Pure Vanilla creamer
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x13 baking dish.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl then spread out evenly in the baking dish.
Bake 20-25 until the edges are golden brown.
I love being able to use products with simple ingredients. And using products that can be used in a variety of ways, not just for one thing. International Delight Simply Pure is made with only 5 including real milk, cream and sugar and tastes great not only in coffee but baked goods as well. If you aren’t a fan of vanilla, International Delight Simply Pure also comes in two other simply delicious flavors: Caramel and Hazelnut. I can’t wait to try the Hazelnut!
You can find all flavors at your local Walmart in the milk aisle.