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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

I get into breakfast ruts for weeks at a time and then change it up, until it's time for another change.  It's been a while since I've cooked oatmeal, despite all of its wonderful qualities and so I decided to go back to it, having been inspired by this Biggest Loser recipe.

To make it, you will need to bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add 1 cup of steel cut oatmeal. Boil for a minute, take it off the heat, cover up and let sit overnight.

My favorite brand of steel cut oatmeal is John McCann Irish oatmeal
Here is what it will look like in the morning.

This will save you 30 minutes of active cooking and stirring time.

In the morning, shred 1 granny smith apple (or any other variety) and 2 medium carrots.

1 shredded apple and 2 shredded carrots

Melt 1 tsp of butter on a skillet
Add the shredded apple and carrots and cook for about 3-5 minutes on medium heat
Turn the heat under the oatmeal, add the cooked apple and carrots and add 0.4 cups raisins and 0.4 cups walnuts.  Cook for another couple of minutes
Serve with a sprinkle of nutmeg and 1 tsp of condensed milk or honey

Even the kids ate it.  Okay, I also had to add some chocolate chips to the finished product in their bowls and ask them pretty-please.  But Bill ate his portion voluntarily, honest.


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