**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:
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:
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!
Top the cooked oatmeal with nonfat plain yogurt and sprinkle with cinnamon, top with just amount of warm milk that suits your taste!
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!