1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup 2 percent milk (or you can use whole)
2 teaspoons of honey or brown sugar
A pinch of cinnamon
A pinch of salt
Suggested toppings: a handful of berries or chopped fruit, a spoonful of nuts or nut butter, a sprinkle of flaxseed or shredded coconut.
Instructions: combine all the ingredients in a small pot over high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook 5 to 7 minutes, until oats are plump and the mixture is thick.
Serve immediately with your toppings of choice.
It felt like an oatmeal morning today. I have had this version for a while. Usually I like to make several servings in a crockpot with apples and dried cranberries, but this was for one serving and I could whip it up quickly.
I couldn't find the cinnamon and did not use. Still very tasty. The toppings on hand were strawberries, blueberries and walnuts, a favorite combination of mine.
The snow is still on the ground but none forecast for a while. (This was from Saturday.)
We have one more day to enjoy our company. It has been a lovely weekend.
I'm leaving you with this photo and wise words. I am not sure where it came from. I forgot to take a note at the time I collected it, but I thought it was lovely and worthy of sharing.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week is a great one.
It is too hot to even think about oatmeal at the moment, but in a few months I will fall in love again.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your company.
I can imagine EC, no oatmeal for you :)Delete
Oh my goodness, this is just a wonderful post!!!! I adore it. And the oatmeal looks so yummy and healthy.ReplyDelete
Thank you Ginny, happy you enjoyed it.Delete
Your bowl of oatmeal looks so inviting and delicious with its additions.ReplyDelete
Even though it's a hot summer over here, we still have a handful of raw oatmeal in our shake :D)
Enjoy this new week xx
We have overnight oatmeal here as they call it. I also think it isn't cooked. :)Delete
Ah yes, porridge, the seemingly be all of breakfast. I so disliked it then and only got to like it when adulthood came. Mind you, I wouldn't mind a bowl of porridge now to warm me up - it's teeth chattering cold here.ReplyDelete
I remember loving oatmeal but I'm sure it's an acquired taste. Hope it warms up for you soon Valerie :)Delete
Uma alimentação saudável é muito importante, aproveito para desejar uma boa semana.ReplyDelete
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros
Eu concordo, quanto mais velho eu me torno, mais eu percebo isso :)Delete
That looks so good!ReplyDelete
Thanks Sandi, it truly does taste great.Delete
I put crunch peanut butter in my oatmeal. that is to kill the taste of the oat meal. big boy loves my pb oatmeal. he gets a spoon fullReplyDelete
I bet that tastes great. Good for BB too :)Delete
Oatmeal is so comforting especially in the cold times. Beautiful quote.ReplyDelete
Couldn't agree more and thank you.Delete
There are many ways to cook oatmeal. I like oatmeal but I always use the same horrible fast recipe. I throw in raisins or cranberry for the last minute...microwave!ReplyDelete
Hi Red, I only ever cooked my oatmeal plain, mother too, and then I saw various recipes introducing me to the fruit topped ones.Delete
We make oatmeal and put "everything but the kitchen sink" in it!! Depending on our mood, that morning. :-) We alternate oatmeal, one morning, with eggs, the next.ReplyDelete
Mon./today high near 3 degrees
Monday night our low will be -6 degrees.
Tues. high near 16 degrees.
Tues. night low near 13.
Mmmmm, how do you like those numbers????? ,-)
WoW, now that is cold!Delete
Always had a weakness for a good bowl of porridge in the Winter.
Love the Wise words, have a good last day with your company.
All the best, John
Hi John, for oatmeal lovers can't beat porridge on a cold day, and thank you, we all had a super time. All the best to you too.Delete
I like it on winter days.ReplyDelete
Me too, very much so.Delete
Oatmeal is my favorites too, Denise, and there are so many ways to enjoy it. I have out yogurt, maple syrup and applesauce on mine.ReplyDelete
That's nice Dorothy, yogurt and maple syrup, as well as applesauce sound like delicious additions.Delete
I have oats every morning but I do not cook it, just have it with Yoghurt. Have a good day, DianeReplyDelete
Sounds very nice that way too Diane. You have a good day also.Delete
Love the look of those berries and nuts.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
Me too :) I am off to the store to get more. All the best to you too Jan :)Delete