Monday, January 4, 2010

Oatmeal - Cape Cod Style

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

Slivered almonds
Dried cranberries (soak in hot water for 5 minutes to plump)
Slice banana
Maple syrup

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?

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