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Friday, January 14, 2011

Oatmeal Fully Loaded

**Guest Post by Julie from Color Chic
Growing up I remember my Grandma cooking the best oatmeal, creamy delicious with lots of brown sugar & butter and always served with buttered toast! Not sure if the health benefits of the oatmeal balanced eating all that butter, but it sure was good! This morning I decided to make a healthier version of Grandma's Oatmeal-- Oatmeal Fully Loaded! Of course you start with Quaker Oats:
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Put in a pan and cover with cold water, cook until soft (sorry but I don't measure, just add water about 1/2" above oats).  If it doesn't look like you have enough water you can always add more:
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Once cooked add apples, currents, pecans, coconut, and brown sugar, Stir it in and cover for a few minutes: 
 The heat from the cooked oatmeal will soften the fruit just enough to make it perfect!
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Top the cooked oatmeal with nonfat plain yogurt and sprinkle with cinnamon, top with just amount of warm milk that suits your taste!
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Of course serve it with buttered toast, sparkling water with a splash of OJ and French Press!: 
All that color and texture makes for a perfect breakfast!
Julie is an interior designer with a passion for all things colorful! 
Visit her at Color Chic.


**Thank you, Julie, for this awesome post.  I love oatmeal and man would I love to be sitting there at the above picture and chatting with you over its yumminess! 

6 comments:

  1. That looks delicious. I do love making and eating oatmeal but have never tried all this extra yumminess in it.

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  2. Amy Thanks for sharing this post.. one of my favorite breakfasts! And when you make it out here stop on by... We'll share a great breakfast & conversation! Hope you're feeling stronger each and every day! Thinking of you, Julie

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  3. I am hungry for oatmeal looking at these pictures! I like all the toppings and even the buttered toasts. Mmmm..., time to soak some rolled oats and make this for breakfast tomorrow! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. I never eat anything non-fat so I use whole milk plain greek yogurt, and I use craisins instead of raisins, but this looks just like my breakfast. I leave containers of leftover oatmeal in the fridge for easy access and just microwave for a minute. Also, I add flax seed (ground), grade B maple syrup and coconut oil or coconut milk. Super yummy; very hearty and declicious.

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  5. Wow, this looks REALLY GOOD! I think my kids would enjoy this one as well. Saving it!

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  6. Looks delicious!! Minus the coconut, of course. Hehe. Which reminds me! I forgot to pick up oatmeal at the store yesterday! Grr.. lol.

    Anestazia <3
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