Oatmeal Bar

The options are endless...
The options are endless…

If you need something fast and filling for breakfast, look no further than oatmeal.  Not only is it extremely versatile, but there is a large variety of oatmeal to choose from.  I find the texture and taste of Scottish Oatmeal to be the most appetizing.

Ingredients

For 2 servings:

2 1/2 c. Water

Dash Salt

3/4 c. Scottish Oatmeal

Raisins

Frozen Fruit

Cinnamon

Butter

Vanilla

Heavy Cream

Liquid Stevia

Honey

Chopped Nuts

Method

Bring the water to the boil, and add the salt and raisins and/or frozen fruit.

Slowly whisk in the oatmeal, and reduce heat to the simmer.

Cover and cook for 10 min.

Stir, and add any enrichment you like!

Basic Granola Cereal

Granola

A filling recipe for those with sensitive stomachs (I find it is easily digested).  This is called a “basic” recipe because there are many substitutions (type of nuts, dried fruit, amount of honey, etc.) that you can make to suite your tastes.  

Ingredients

4 c. rolled oats

3/4 c. shredded, unsweetened coconut

1 c. chopped walnuts

1 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp salt

1/4 c. almond butter

2 T butter

1/8 c. water

2 tsp vanilla

1/4 c. honey (Use local when possible!)

1/2 c. raisins

You may also add 1 c. raw wheat germ if you are not concerned about gluten.

Method

Preheat oven to 350.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix the almond butter, water, vanilla, honey, and butter over low heat until all ingredients well incorporated.  Mix the dry ingredients (excluding raisins) in a large bowl.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and mix.

Spread on the parchment paper and bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring every 3-5 minutes (watch closely, as it burns quickly).

Let cool.  Add raisins.  Enjoy!

I like to enjoy with unsweetened organic coconut milk with a few drops of liquid stevia.  You may also add to yogurt to make your snack more filling!