I love eating oatmeal for breakfast on a cold winter morning. I prefer rolled oats, over the quick cooking varieties, and I purchase an organic brand at the local Stop and Shop. You'll find it in the healthy food section right next to the produce. Here's my punched up Cape Cod version.
2 cups of water
1.5 cups rolled oats (organic, if possible)
Pinch of salt
Dried cranberries (soak in hot water for 5 minutes to plump)
Bring water to a boil and add salt. Stir in oatmeal and let it cook, uncovered at a slow boil, for about 6-8 minutes or until most of the water is cooked off. Cover and simmer 2-3 more minutes then turn off the heat. Keep covered until you're ready to serve. Place almonds on a baking sheet, or cast iron griddle, and bake in a 350 degree oven until golden brown. This should take about 15 minutes.
Place oatmeal in a bowl and garnish with dried cranberries, toasted almonds, and sliced banana. Serve with milk, soy milk or coconut milk, and maple syrup. A nice healthful breakfast that warms the soul! Serves 3 -4.
What's your favorite breakfast?