This morning was a typical morning for breakfast. Oatmeal. I don’t know why I have become cold cereal averse in my old age. I just don’t find it filling enough. On industrious days I will make pancakes, eggs or muffins but most mornings are just oatmeal. It is tasty though and I have come up with lots of concoctions to keep it interesting. Here is my basic recipe with a few adaptions listed below.
Quick Microwave Oatmeal
1/2 c. quick oats
1 c. milk (I use dry milk and 1 c. water)
a sprinkle of cinnamon
Mix and cook in the microwave for 2.5 min in a shallow bowl. Use a deep bowl and the whole mess will boil over.
Post cooking additions that are very tasty:
1/4 c. dried fruit (cherries, cranberries, raisins, etc)
1/4 c. chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds)
1 T butter
1 t-T sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup or honey
For a fall treat I use pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon, 1/8 c. pureed pumpkin and 1/4 c. cranberries
For summer 1/2 c. halved, pitted sour cherries, 1 T brown sugar and 2 T fresh cream. You can also throw in fresh peaches to this mix.
Now doesn’t that sound like a great why to start the day 🙂