Monday, November 28, 2011

November 28: Perfect Oatmeal

I love oatmeal in the winter time! This is a great recipe for the perfect bowl of oatmeal. I found it in a Salt Lake newspaper many many years ago. I have also listed some great oatmeal topping ideas.

Here are tips for a perfect bowl of oatmeal. One cup of oats cooked in two cups of water will yield about 1 ¾ c oatmeal. Bring water to brisk boil, stir in old fashioned, not quick, oats, cook for two minutes, making sure the water returns to a boil for at least one minute. Cover, remove from heat and let sit for eight minutes. Oat flakes will be cooked but separate, not mushy.

Toppings and Oatmeal tips:
Fresh berries
Brown sugar
Agave nectar
Toasted coconut
Raisins or crasins
maple syrup
Use apple juice in place of water for cooking