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Rich Summer Oatmeal

29 Aug

I’ve read a handful of cold oatmeal recipes in the last few weeks and have been ever-so-curious. So I whipped up a version for the last 2 nights, and the one I had this morning was rocking. I will most likely be having this for the next couple weeks… 🙂

Cold oatmeal sounds super weird at first (Rafe made a funny face when I told him what I was making), but it has a rich, creaminess to it.

This is the sort of thing that would definitely work in a brunch buffet line as well just the ordinary Wed morning.

Fantastic breakfasty goodness!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c oats
  • 1/2 c almond milk
  • 1/3 c fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 tsp honey
  • dash almond extract
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 1 1/2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flake
  • Fresh-cut fruit

Method

  • Mix everything together until combined.
  • Let sit overnight in the fridge. Eat the next day (with fresh fruit on top)!

Almond Joy Oatmeal

11 Aug

Back at it– another Sat morning when I wake up before Rafe… I’m hoping to get a run in before we start on the gazillion errands we need to do, but he’s still asleep (we were out super late watching a late showing of Dark Knight).

So to be clear, I absolutely love Mounds and Almond Joy candy bars. But Rafe actually quite strongly dislikes almond-flavored anything, so I haven’t made much in that department for years. And, well. He’s asleep right now.

I made enough for one serving, and it was delicious! The almond flavor made it nice and rich.

Ingredients

  • 5 tbsp quick oats
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut, or more if you’d like to make it more “Mounds”-like
  • 1/2 c almond milk, or more depending on how liquidy you like your oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp splenda blend sugar
  • dash almond extract
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries (optional)

Method

  • Mix all ingredients, less almond extract, together in a bowl. Microwave for ~1:30- 2 min on high.
  • Add in almond extract when out of the microwave.
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Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Dream

18 Feb

20120218-074039.jpgStarting to really love chocolate oatmeal. Have been on this kick for a little while now! It is superduper easy to have a rich, healthy breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c quick oats
  • 1/2 c coconut or almond milk
  • 1/4 craisins
  • sprinkle of coconut flake
  • 1.5 tbsp almond slivers
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • sprinkle of splenda sugar blend

Instructions

  • Mix oats, milk, craisins, and coconut flake in a bowl. Nuke for 90 seconds.
  • Stir in cocoa powder and sugar, top with almond slivers.

Oatmeal Raisin Choco Chip Cookies

20 Nov

At home with my folks for pre-Tgiving (going to be with Rafe and his fam for Tgiving proper), and since this year will be an odd one, with my brother in Spain and my father and I in India for X-mas, I think my mom might be a little wistful of the X-mases of yore when we’d all be in town together to bake, cook, and spend time together. I’m trying to help her in the kitchen all I can while I’m here, so that even though we’ll be far, she won’t be too lonely.

We made these cookies this morning, in advance of my brother’s flight to Spain. I wanted to be able to pack him a little something yummy to make him think of us fondly.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • dash salt
  • cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom to taste
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 c dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 c regular sugar
  • 1 egg
  • dash vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c 1-min oats
  • lots of raisins
  • as many choco chips as you think you deserve

Instructions

  • Pre-heat to 375. Whisk flour, baking soda, spices together.
  • Cream butter and sugars together with an electric beater. Add egg and vanilla. Once combined, add flour mixture (but do not overmix).
  • Mix in oats, raisins, and choco chips by hand.
  • Drop onto baking sheets, remembering always that bigger cookies are better. Bake until slightly golden brown (10-15 min).
Makes ~18 big-ish cookies that are very good with milk.