Monday, January 31, 2011

Oatmeal, My Way

Sorry this late, but I was sick on Friday

Oatmeal. It's a great way to start your day. Warms you up, high fiber, healthy. Boring. WAIT.....It doesn't have to be.

All those high sugar oatmeal packets can be made at home for a fraction of the cost, and without all the sugar.

The recipe on the back of the oatmeal can says: 1/2 c oatmeal, 1 cup water, and some sugar. No. No. No. and NO!

Oatmeal, Unboring

1/2 cup oatmeal
1 cup milk, almond milk, soy milk or another milk substitute (TRUST ME!)
1/4 cup dried fruit
1/4 cup flaked coconut (unsweetened is healthier, if you have sweetened, you don't need any other sweetner)
1 - 3 tsp of your favorite sweetening agent

Here's how I do it. In a small pan on put the milk and the oatmeal. Warm up and cook until it is the consistency YOU like. I like mine somewhat runny, not thick enough to stand a spoon in. Pour into your bowl, add the fruit, coconut, and sweetener if needed. Stir it up, and enjoy a nice warm breakfast.

I have used raisins, dried cranberries, and blueberries. I like the coconut, you don't have to use it, if you don't want to. Like I said, I don't need to use any kid of sweetener if I use coconut.


  1. We like banana coconut, cranberry almond or blueberry nut... also you can add in some milled flaxseed for some healthy oils and a little adde crunch!

    I will sy, though, that I'venever heard of cooking oats in milk!

  2. and that milk can add some protein to it! I gotta have protein in my meals or I'm worthless.

    I missed you on Friday, I hope this means you're on the mend as well.

  3. I have always, always had my oatmeal made with milk. From the time my mother made it for me a *mumblety mumble* years ago. I love messing around with the fruits and crunchies you can add into your oatmeal. Don't forget you can add a smidge of vanilla, and some other spices too. I don't do anything with cinnamon. Don't even have the spice in the house. I'm addicted to breathing. Cinnamon interferes with my addiction. But I have it on good authority that cinnamon apple spice oatmeal is nummy.