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Mmmm, oatmeal.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Nothing too complicated about this one, just simple, tasty, healthy breakfast goodness. Oatmeal is not just for growing kids, and it does not have to taste boring. It's the perfect thing for weekend mornings when we wake up late and don't want lunch yet, but I'm not ambitious enough (or feeling too post-party queasy) to make my usual special brunch item, French toast.

What's in the cupboard? oatmeal for two

heaping 2/3 cup quick oats or old-fashioned oats
2/3 cup water
2/3 cup unsweetened soy milk (use more if oatmeal gets too sticky)
1/4 cup dried apple slices
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 or 3 Tbsp pecan pieces
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 or 2 Tbsp maple syrup per portion

Put oats, water and soy milk in 2 qt pot. Add dried fruit and ginger. Heat until simmering, cook at a low bubble until oatmeal is at desired level of tenderness and stickiness, stirring often, adding more milk if desired. Cook time will be longer for old-fashioned oats. When oatmeal is finished, stir in pecan pieces and pour into two bowls. Drizzle each portion with maple syrup to taste.


Kristin,  12 February, 2010 18:16  

River and I eat oatmeal almost every morning, but I usually just cook the oats in water and then add fruit (of various sorts), almond or peanut butter, and honey. I'll have to try your recipe. It sounds great!

Heather 14 February, 2010 13:56  

Peanut-butter-flavored oatmeal sounds interesting. Maybe there will be a recipe with that later.

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