Friday, April 12, 2013
Who needs McDonald's oatmeal?!
Start the tea kettle to boil.
Combine in bowl:
1/2 cup or 2 packets plain quick oats (I have an excess from my WIC days, so I use that)
1 slice of green apple, chopped (whatever is leftover from breakfast gets munched)
1-2 Tbsp raisins (and/or craisins, nuts, coconut, etc)
1 tsp real maple syrup (pancake syrup is just flavored sugar water, but you at your will)
1 pat real butter (I refuse to eat that low-fat plastic butter substitute.)
When water is boiling, pour about 1 cup over your cereal and stir. The boiling water softens the raisins and apples to perfection. Let the oats soak up the water for a minute or two, then enjoy! Feel free to modify with cinnamon or other spices, but the the fruit really has a great flavor and sweet all it's own. The maple syrup adds a little punch to it.
Since I woke this morning feeling the affects of yesterday's high pollen count, I added a pinch of nettles to my oats. It gives a subtle wholesome flavor without overpowering anything. And now I can breathe. Win, win. Oh, yes, and the kids love it this recipe. Triple win.
I love their morning hair. They just got up from a living room "sleepover."