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fall oatmeal

11 Nov

IMG_2448There is nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of oatmeal on a crisp fall morning.

The smell of the oats simmering, the steam rising from the bowl, and the endless topping possibilities, makes oatmeal the perfect way to start a fall day.

Use this recipe as a template for any topping wishes you may have.

Get creative and have fun dressing up your oats!

Prep time: 2 minutes Total time: 7-10 minutes

Ingredients:

Makes 1 serving

  • 1/2 c. oatmeal
  • 1 c. water
  • salt, sprinkle
  • handful walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 persimmon
  • coconut flakes, sprinkle
  • cinnamon, sprinkle
  • nutmeg, sprinkle

Directions:

1. Cook oats: Add oatmeal and water into a small pot, sprinkle in some salt. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Cook for 5-8 minutes, depending on how cooked you like your oats.

2. Prep: While the oats are cooking, chop your walnuts, rinse and chop your persimmon, take out coconut flakes, cinnamon and nutmeg.

3. Assemble: Pour oatmeal into your favorite bowl, then add in your walnuts and persimmon. Mix well, then top with coconut flakes, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Enjoy this warming breakfast!

Quick summer oatmeal

7 Aug

8483070607_a74ecc1521Making hot oatmeal on an August morning may not be on the top of your list. The warmth is just not as welcomed as a cold winter day!

But the fiber, complex carbohydrates, protein, iron and other minerals present in oatmeal is just too good to miss out on.

Here’s a solution – cold oatmeal!

All you need to do is soak the oats overnight in your favorite milk, add a touch of vanilla and cinnamon, and cover.

Then in the morning you are presented with a delightful, cooling, nutritious breakfast.

Get creative and add in whatever fruit, nuts, seeds you may have, and enjoy!

Serves 2 Prep time: 2 minutes Total time: Overnight

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • A few dashes of cinnamon

Directions: 

1. Prep: Take out two bowls, split the ingredients in two.

2. Soak: Cover, and soak overnight.

3. Eat: In the morning rise and shine to a cool bowl of oatmeal, add in whatever toppings you like.

Photo courtesy of desegura89