Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Holiday Oatmeal

Holiday Oatmeal recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Fresh fruits, dried fruits, nuts, creamy oats and brown sugar create a deliciously filling hot breakfast. Barely 15 minutes from start to finish and a piping hot, warm and creamy breakfast can be on your table. This is a great way to start a crazy fun day of cooking and eating.

This breakfast requires minimal fuss and it will keep the family full until the main eating event of the day. I've made this a couple of times this month already and I'm planning to make it again for our Thanksgiving breakfast. You can make this with milk or water and it is great both ways. When I make this with water, I top each bowl with a pat of butter as well.

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Holiday Oatmeal
Yield: 5-6 servings
(printable recipe)

3 cups rolled oats
5 1/2 cups milk or water
2 apples, diced small, about 2 cups
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 medium bananas, sliced
1/3 cup brown sugar

In a medium size saucepan over medium heat, combine the oats, milk, apples, cranberries, pecans and salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until the oatmeal has thickened. This should take about 10-12 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the bananas. Scoop into bowls and top with a tablespoon or so of brown sugar. Enjoy!

Holiday Oatmeal recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

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