Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Oatmeal - Master Recipe

3 cups old-fashioned (not instant) oatmeal
3 cups skim milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt

Combine the oatmeal, milk, and 4 cups water in a large, deep saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  When it boils, quickly turn the heat down to very low.  Stir in the brown sugar, dried fruit (see below), and salt and cook at a low simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until very thick and creamy.  Stir often to prevent the bottom from scorching.

If desired, refrigerate for several days.

Banana Nut -
1/2 cup pure maple syrup for brown sugar
2 bananas, chopped for dried fruit

3/4 cup toasted walnut pieces, chopped

Apple Cinnamon -
2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped for dried fruit

2 tsp ground cinnamon

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