Sweet & Creamy Oatmeal

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I just finished off the last bite of this bowl of oatmeal, and as I was eating it I tried to remember the last time I had such a good bowl of hot oats. Before, I just did oatmeal the normal way: Boil 1:2 oats to water, mix in additions and eat. Yawn.

This morning I added some milk, and also put my fruit and sugar in as I was cooking it. Normally, I always waited until I had served myself up before mixing anything else in. Whoever taught me to do it like this is out of their frakkin’ mind!

(Sorry, Mom.)

Sweet and Creamy Oatmeal:

Makes 1 serving

1 cup Water
½ cup Milk
½ cup Rolled oats
1 Tbsp Brown sugar

1 Date, pitted and chopped
Raisins
Dried cranberries

Shredded coconut

1. In a small pot, add water, milk and oats and heat over medium-high. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, then lower to a simmer.

2. Once oatmeal has thickened, add brown sugar and fruit and cook for another minute or two. Reserve the coconut for a garnish.

Seriously, I can’t believe I never put the dried cranberries in the oatmeal as it cooked– the difference is astonishing. They puff up from the moisture and their flavors are so much easier to release when eating.

The day has barely begun, and I’m already looking forward to tomorrow morning!

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