Monday, January 25, 2010

Oatmeal. Everyday.

I love oatmeal. I didn't discover it until my 20's so maybe that's why, but I could (almost do) eat it every single day for breakfast. I change it up by using different fruit. Lately it's been frozen blueberries or Granny Smith apples.

Once, a friend was visiting and I made her a bowl using frozen mixed berries - she LOVED it! I was so surprised that she hadn't eaten it "this" way. So just in case you aren't an oatmeal lover, maybe I can turn you into one?

Fruity Oatmeal

1/2 cup regular rolled oats
1 hand full of fruit (frozen berries, or cut up green apples etc.)
add enough water to just cover the oatmeal - not enough to cover the fruit (about 1/2 c. water for 1/2 cup oats)
microwave for 1 min - 1 min. 30 seconds (if using frozen fruit)
garnish with cinnamon and brown sugar or your favorite sweetener

It's even yummy as a dessert - when the natives are eating cake.

Oh, and if you are terrified of eating a little brown sugar, this is what Dr. John McDougall has to say, "When used in small amounts, simple sugars can enhance the enjoyment of the McDougall Diet without adverse consequences." Or read more about sugar here.

Biggest oatmeal mistake in my opinion?

Not adding enough water.
It turns gluey and hard instead of creamy. If this happens I have to start over. I just can't bring myself to eat it. I don't measure the water - I always eyeball it, so sometimes I mess up.

But I did measure for you : )

Happy Breaky!

1 comment:

petrii said...

I as well really like oatmeal. Especially with blueberries, agave nectar and a little almond milk. YUMMEE!!!

I've never tried it with apple, I may have to do that. I usually warm my blueberries up on their own, never thought of cooking them there's an idea =)


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