Vanilla Spice Oatmeal

December 19, 2009

Vanilla Spice Oatmeal

Vanilla Spice Oatmeal

Vanilla Spice Oatmeal

3 1/2   cups   water

1/4      tsp      salt

2          cups   old fashioned oats

1/2      cup     raisins

1/2      cup     walnuts, coarsely chopped,optional

1/4       tsp     vanilla extract

pinch             nutmeg

2           Tbs   honey

1           cup   low fat soy milk

1/8       tsp     ground cinnamon


1    In a medium saucepan, bring the water and salt to a boil. Stir in the oats and raisins, reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

2    In the meantime, place nuts, if using, in a dry skillet over a medium-high flame, and toast, stirring frequently, until golden and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

3    When the oats are cooked remove pan from the flame and stir in the vanilla and nutmeg. Swirl in the brown sugar and place the oatmeal in serving bowls. Pour 1/4 cup of milk on top of each bowl, and top with toasted nuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon. (guitar repairs)

4    Note: For a quicker version using quick cooking or plain instant oatmeal: Cook the oatmeal according to the directions on the package. Stir raisins, honey, and nutmeg into the cooked oatmeal. Top with milk, nuts (toasted or un-toasted) and cinnamon.

Servings: 4

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