What happens when two of your favorite breakfast recipes collide? Orange Roll Baked Oatmeal is born! It’s a healthier alternative from the original sweet orange roll without giving up the flavor. A guaranteed party in your mouth!
Ever since my children were little we have refrained from saying the word butt in our house. Not that it’s a horrible word, I just never liked the sound of it coming out of a child’s mouth. We use words like bum, booty, rear and bottom. It’s never been an issue until a friend of mine posted a wedding video of her and her son dancing at his wedding reception. The dance started off very somber as my friend danced with her son on his special day and then all of a sudden… the song stopped and they broke out into full-on booty dancing to ‘I Like Big Butts and I Cannot Lie’. LOL As I watched this video, I could not help but to break out into full laughter! My kids asked what was so funny and wanted to see the video too so I let them watch. Well, that was it. All they want to do, especially my 3-year old little girl, is sing this song. Mia, my 3-year old, does not even know the exact lyrics, but has the tune mastered. You know exactly what song she is singing and her siblings think she’s hilarious. (which she is) Ugh. Sooooo I have to pick my battles and saying butt in the house is no longer a curse word in their minds. Heck! They even get to sing about it and point to my butt as they are doing it. (and just for the record, mine is not big!) 🙂
I created this Orange Roll Baked Oatmeal after trying a very popular cinnamon bun version. My affinity for orange rolls got me thinking and thus this recipe was born. It’s citrusy flavor gives you that same sweetness as an orange roll. The oatmeal has orange zest as well with a soft and chewy center you can sink your teeth into. One helping will keep you full for hours. The oatmeal keeps well for several days when refrigerated. I like to pop mine in the toaster oven and then drizzle the glaze on top.