Ode to Oatmeal

I have grown incredibly fond of oatmeal since learning (via KERF) to make it from scratch on the stove. I can’t stand the instant stuff, but from scratch? It’s the bee’s knees.

Here’s a mix from last week, whereby I tore up one of the delicious sugar-n-spice muffins that I made from a GNOWFGLINS recipe and used it as the base and topping of the oatmeal:

Oatmeal with a muffin

And here’s this morning’s creation. I got a little wild and chopped up about 1/4 of an apple and threw it in there with the banana. Instead of brown sugar to sweeten it, I topped the oatmeal with a drizzle of real maple syrup. It was to die for!

Apple Banana Cinnamon Maple Oatmeal

And check out my new bowls! Aren’t they cool?!

The apple was a nice touch – gave me something to chew on. Good addition to the texture. And the maple syrup… well, I nearly licked the bowl clean. SO good!

This mix was:

1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup milk (I’m on a kick with Farmers’ Creamery VAT-pasteurized non-homogenized milk – so creamy!)
1/3 cup filtered water
pinch of salt
1 banana, sliced
1/4 apple, diced
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp Bob’s Red Mill ground flax seed meal
drizzle of pure maple syrup

I heart oatmeal 🙂

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