Wednesday, March 23, 2011

{Food Fix} My Oatmeal

I had a couple readers ask about how I make my oatmeal.  So I decided to do a full post on it.

I always make it the same way, but sometimes mix it up with different toppings and mix-ins.

So my base, goes like this.

I don't measure anything, just eyeball it.

These four ingredients are always in my oatmeal.
Nothing fancy, just your basic oatmeal, raisins, vanilla extract and cinnamon.

 Of course, I start with boiling water then add the oatmeal on med. high heat.
Not too much or too little.
Just enough to mix into the water without allowing it to get too thick.
Followed by the raisins. I like lots of raisins.
At this point I usually turn the heat off.

Then I add the vanilla and cinnamon
 Once the water is cooked down and absorbed into the oats, it's done.
 I sweeten my oatmeal with either agave nectar or honey and I always top it with a splash of milk.
Yum, Yum, Yum!!

Some of my other favorite mix-ins are:

chocolate chips (when I'm being naughty)
walnuts or pecans
dried apricots
pb and jelly