Secret Cravings' Secret Recipes: Author Tamara Hoffa

Welcome to Secret Recipes. As you all know, the authors you love know how to cook up some amazing romances. But, did you know that most of us also love to cook, bake and grill? Sometimes our characters even request that we make something they like just so we can share it with you, the readers. This is the place for you to find all of those recipes. So come on in and share a bite to eat with your favorite authors. Let's get cookin'!
Today, Tamara Hoffa, Romance Author at Secret Cravings Publishing has stopped by to share one of her family's favorite weekend recipes. It's a perfect breakfast bake that your kids can even help with. But first, if you haven't had a chance to check out Tamara's work, head on over to the SSLY Blog and get a gander at her books here: Books By Tamara Hoffa
Now, let's get to the recipe that brings a smile to everyone in Tamara's family:
Baked Banana and Blueberry oatmeal
1 cup rolled oats
¼ cup chopped pecans
½ tsp baking powder
¾ tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1 cup lowfat milk
¼ cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 tbls melted butter
2 ripe bananas- sliced
¾ cup fresh blueberries
Preheat oven to 375 grease 11 x 7 pan with spray (Pam). In med bowl toss together oats, ½ of the pecans, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In a separate bowl whisk together syrup, milk, egg, butter and vanilla. Place sliced bananas and 2/3 of blueberries in the bottom of the greased pan, cover with dry ingredients, drizzle liquid over the dry ingredients evenly, top with remaining blueberries and pecans.
Bake 35-40 mins until top is golden brown.
Yum! I'm definitely trying this one soon!
Thanks so much to Tamara for sharing her recipe with us. Readers, please stop back and let us know what you think.
Until next time...happy reading!