Tuesday, October 29, 2013

happy national oatmeal day!

I understand today is National Oatmeal Day, so eat up! Don't like it, you say? Neither did my little campers at Girl Scout camp years ago. I made it my mission to teach them how to dress up oatmeal and enjoy it. Here you go:

Put 1/2 cup oats in microwave-safe bowl. (I like old-fashioned but quick work too)
Toss in craisins and/or raisins
Add 1 cup water and microwave for 2 minutes.

Add any or all:
brown sugar
nuts of any sort: pecans, cashews, almonds
a scoop of crunchy peanut butter or almond butter
bananas would be ok; I don't prefer
chopped apple
(my granddaughters eat plain yogurt on theirs. I can't do it.)

Mix until cool enough to eat. Add more milk if too thick. Who wants it thick as wallpaper paste??

Friends, this is a CHEAP, quick and nutritious breakfast. Eat up and let me know how you liked your oatmeal!


The Hallers said...

Ha! I did enjoy a bowl of oatmeal this morning! The way I like my oatmeal: only quick oats (not a fan of steel cut or old fashioned) with a tablespoon or 2 or almond butter and sometimes brown sugar. My German neighbor told me she puts salt in her oatmeal and has...forever. She laughs that I like my oatmeal sweet. I laugh that she likes hers salty. I guess we all like our oatmeal just the way we do.
...I always add almond milk to Lilys oatmeal. It helps sweeten hers a little and cools it down before she takes a scouring-hot bite.

Grace Lipman said...

Oatmeal is my 'comfort' food! I prefer the five-minute kind and add cinnamon, cottage cheese (sounds 'yuck' but I don't do milk & I love it) plus cut up strawberries. Yum!