Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Autumn Fruit and Nut Oatmeal

I will be honest....most mornings my kids eat a bowl of cold cereal with milk for breakfast. It seems like there is usually no time for anything more than that. So, last week when we had Monday and Tuesday off from school and were not so rushed, I actually had time to make a hot breakfast...ahh, it's the small things, right?

This is a very quick way to upgrade basic oatmeal and takes advantage of seasonal apples (anyone else still got a few from that apple picking trip??), tasty cranberries and walnuts. This was tasty, crunchy and sweet....a perfect warm breakfast treat!


1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup milk (I used 2%)
1/4 apple, chopped
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp chopped walnuts (omit for children under 2)
2 tsp dried cranberries
1 Tbsp maple/pancake syrup


STEP 1: Place 1/2 cup oats and 1 cup milk in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for one minute, stir then microwave for another 30 seconds.

STEP 2: Stir the cinnamon into the oatmeal and top with the chopped apple, walnuts, cranberries and a drizzle of maple or pancake syrup. Serve warm.

Source: Adapted from Budget Bytes

1 comment:

  1. With being at home mama while my son is still out of the school years I find that it is those small moments like making breakfast for him that I look forward to. I am sure once Kindergarten starts I will not be as organized to pull off the pancakes or french toast every morning. I love the topping you made for this oatmeal! Perfect for fall!