I absolutely LOVE oatmeal! I love how hearty, creamy, warm and comforting it is. There’s nothing better on a cold winter morning, especially in Minnesota.
If you like oatmeal, but don’t like how bland it can taste, try making it with different kinds of milk. I never use water because it’s horribly plain and tasteless. I’ve tried making it with soy milk and rice milk and they’re both wonderful and creamy.
The apples in the oatmeal release their juice, which is enough sweetness for me, but I know that most people prefer sweeter oatmeal. It’s great to add honey or maple syrup for a little extra sweetness. I really like to add nuts for even more flavor.
This amazing oatmeal is:
It’s warm. It’s delicious. It’s the perfect cold morning breakfast for warming your insides when sweaters, blankets and fuzzy socks just aren’t enough.
- ¾ cup old fashioned oats
- 1½ cup milk of choice (I used almond milk.)
- 1 medium apple, cubed
- 3 Tablespoons raisins
- 1-2 Tablespoons honey, maple syrup or agave nectar
- In a medium frying pan, toast oats over medium heat for 2 minutes.
- Pour in milk, apple cubes and raisins and bring to a simmer. Continue to cook until milk starts to boil (about 15-20 minutes), stirring continually to keep from sticking to the pan. Then lower heat to low and continue to cook until milk is almost completely absorbed (about 10 minutes.)
- Stir in sweetener of choice and transfer to a medium bowl.
- Serve hot. (I like to pour more milk in.)