Hot Oatmeal CerealYum
Oatmeal is the quintessential healthy breakfast cereal. We all know the benefits of eating oatmeal (cholesterol lowering, etc). When I eat hot oatmeal cereal (which is usually several times a week), I’ll toss in a hand-full of fresh blueberries, with a drizzle of honey, a dusting of cinnamon, and a splash of milk. But sometimes I feel like spiffing it up a bit so I’ll make this oatmeal with honeyed pears and toasted almonds. It takes a few minutes longer to make…but well worth the time and effort!
This Oatmeal with Honeyed Pears and Toasted Almonds is a great recipe to make on the weekends (when you have a little more time), or for a special occasion (like a brunch).
I hope everyone had a nice weekend! I laid low – feeling under the weather with chills and all – no bueno!. Going to eat a bowl of soup now. Have a great Monday!
Hot Oatmeal Cereal
Yield: 2 - 4 servings
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 3/4 cup low-fat organic milk
- 1 3-inch cinnamon stick
- 1-1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 pears (or apples), peeled, cored and chopped (about 2 cups)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons raisins
- 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted (or walnuts if you prefer)
- Add the milk and cinnamon stick to a small sauce pan and bring to a low boil. Remove from heat, cover with the lid, and let stand for 10 minutes.
- In a medium saucepan, bring 3-1/2 cups distilled water to a boil.
- Stir in the oats and reduce the heat to low.
- Cook for about 10 minutes on low heat. Stir to keep the oats from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
- Add the coconut oil to a separate saucepan over low heat. Add the pears, 1 tablespoon of the honey and the brown sugar.
- Cook over medium heat until the sugar melts and starts to turn golden, about 2-3 minutes.
- Add the raisins and stir. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Strain the cinnamon-infused milk into the oatmeal. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and stir to combine.