Tag: Oatmeal

Jen’s Basic Granola Reserve

Granola is a combination of grains (particularly oats), nuts, dried seeds and fruits seasoned with spices. It makes a terrific breakfast cereal with yogurt or milk. Take some along for a quick pick-me-up snack. Homemade granola is not like the hard clusters found in cereal boxes 

Banana Oat Pancakes

Yum, yum pancakes. Oatmeal banana pancakes. I so love pancakes. I think my son could eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. He is a picky eater. Occasionally he will surprise me like the time he ate hummus with carrots. He did not start out 

Cranberry Orange Almond Oatmeal

My kids could eat oatmeal every morning for breakfast as well as lunch and dinner. When I was on Joythebaker.com I noticed a post for Cranberry Orange Almond Oatmeal and decided to give it a whirl. I think it was a little too gourmet for the kids. They did not like the orange peel. But I found it satisfying and delicious. A wonderful start to my day.

The recipe calls to cook half the cranberries, and add the zest and almonds before serving. I did not notice that part when I threw everything in the pot to simmer with the oats.

1 cup water
pinch of salt
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
2 Tablespoons dried cranberries
6 raw or toasted almonds
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest

1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 cup milk

Bring water and salt to a rolling boil in a small sauce pan. Add oats and reduce to medium heat and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 1 Tablespoon of dried cranberries into the cooking oatmeal.

After 5 minutes, remove from heat, and transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with remaining cranberries, orange zest, almonds, brown sugar and milk. Enjoy!

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The oatmeal cookie is one of my favorite fall treats. The spiciness whispers autumn. In this particular version, cinnamon has been replaced with nutmeg for a nice subtle flavor. This recipe comes from the  Baking Illustrated Cookbook. 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Surprisingly, my kids love oatmeal. They request it all the time, even for dinner. This recipe makes a lot, but I like to make extra and put it in the refrigerator for the next day. Just add a little milk or water to moisten. 3