Sunday, December 30, 2007

Tasty Breakfast

Take heed: I have a new favorite breakfast. I experimented this morning.

Apple Pumpkin Oatmeal

Steel cut oats (or any of your favorite, I just like the fiber!)
Skim Milk
Canned Pumpkin
Cinnamon Sticks (or powder)
1 grated apple (I use gala, but your favorite is fine)
Maple Syrup

Prepare oatmeal according to package directions, substituting skim milk for a quarter of the water needed. For example, if the directions call for 1 cup water, use 3/4 c water and 1/4 c milk. Add a stick of cinnamon or powdered cinnamon to liquid so it steeps while boiling. When oats are cooked, add a couple of big spoonfuls of pumpkin, a drizzle of syrup, and grated apple. You can grate the apple over the oatmeal. Stir to combine. Add Splenda to sweeten if desired and enjoy!

Steel cut oats take about 45 minutes to cook, but the cinnamon flavor gets really intense over time. Quaker makes steel cut oats now, so they shouldn't be too hard to find. However, the recipe is just as good with instant oatmeal.

So there's that,


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