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Ethan’s Original Oaka-meal

by Allen Brokken, author of the Towers of Light book series.

One of the advantages of writing books with your children as the main characters is that you get the opportunity to memorialize small moments of everyday life. One of the things that I always loved was how little Ethan would say “I want oaka-meal!” meaning oatmeal. So, it was a natural thing to add that as a part of the Towers of Light series.

Ethan’s favorite type of oaka-meal is apples and cinnamon. However, that’s a little tricky because he’s allergic to the pollen that collects in apple peels. So, if it’s going to be apples and cinnamon, we really need to start with applesauce instead of cut apples. I’ll also say that if we were going to cook this like the books, we’d need a wood fired oven and spider pot (Dutch oven). But that’s for another time. For this recipe we’ll stick to a crock pot.

You can download the PDF file that includes the recipe, so you can print it out and have it on hand. Click on the image to download the recipe.

Enjoy a 3-minute audiobook excerpt from Light of Mine, starring Ethan and the oaka-meal. Then download your own Light of Mine audiobook for only .99 cents right here >>


Allen (Light of Mine) is a teacher at heart, a husband and father most of all. He’s a joyful writer by the abundant grace of God. He began writing the Towers of Light series for his own children to help him illustrate the deep truths of the Bible in an engaging and age-appropriate way. He’s dedicated 15 years of his life to volunteer roles in children’s ministry and youth development. Now that his own children are off to college, he’s telling stories and sharing clean humor on social media @allenbrokkenauthor, and through his blog.

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