Thursday, March 24, 2011

Grown Up Oatmeal

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My plan was to make a blog post about some yummy oatmeal I made for breakfast today.  But while eating I reflected on how good I've been feeling lately and one thought led to 500 more thoughts and I wrote up a whole post on what I think the secret to happiness is.  This oatmeal left me feel full, energetic and happy.

I adapted this recipe from the book, How to Boil Water.  A dear friend of mine had recommended it and it's such a wonderful cookbook with wonderful tips and suggestions.

Grown Up Oatmeal
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
inch of kosher salt
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup oats
1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
Almonds to taste
Dried fruit to taste (I like cranberries)
Drizzle of milk or yogurt

In a sauce pan bring water, butter and salt to a boil.
Add the oats and bring to a boil again.  Then reduce to simmer.
Add dried fruit and cook for about 2 minutes or until oats are done.
Sprinkle in some brown sugar (or drizzled honey would be good).
Add a bit of milk or yogurt and top of with some almonds.


Enjoy :)



  1. That sounds delicious! I love oatmeal, but haven't been eating it much lately. I need to get back on it! Can't wait to read the post! :)

  2. I have to try this. It looks and sounds so good.

  3. This fresh and healthy for a springtime brekky!