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part of this complete breakfast

I've got a recipe to share with you this morning. It's my grandma's oatmeal. She has completely changed the way I look at oatmeal and now I eat it every single morning. For real. I haven't missed a morning since the bowl she made for me in Mesa.

It's because this isn't really oatmeal. It's like hot granola cereal when she's done with it, and it is so divine. And it keeps me full easily until lunchtime.

Grandma's Oatmeal: (single serving)
Place 3/4 cup water, a few dried cherries, a small handful of raisins,
and a dash of salt in a sauce pan and bring to boil.

In the meantime crumble a few black walnuts in the bottom of the
bowl you'll eat your oatmeal in. Cut 6-7 grapes in half. Add those to the bowl.

Stir in 1/3 cup quick oats to the boiling water. Turn down heat
and stir occasionally until the water is absorbed.

Spoon oatmeal onto walnuts and grapes.
Dab on some butter and sprinkle on brown sugar.

THIS IS DELICIOUS. I use Steel Cut Oats because I once heard dr. oz say they're really good for you. And I don't really use that much butter or brown sugar. There is so much other stuff going on in this oatmeal that these two aren't quite as necessary as they are in a typical bowl of oatmeal.

The grapes are crazy good. You know how oatmeal usually sort of coats your mouth with mush? The grapes sort of cut through that because they're so juicy. I would have never thought of putting grapes in oatmeal, but Grandma did and now we know.

So enjoy. It's a fantastic, cozy way to enjoy a hot breakfast in the cold of winter.


sarah in the woods said...

Sounds delicious!

Ria @ Life as a Wife! said...

Beka - I HAVE to try this... I love oatmeal :-)

[not the] Best Blog Ever said...

Yup. Totally going to have to try this.