Friday, January 25, 2008

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Oatmeal

I don't know about you, but all of this "wind chill" action has really been cramping my style lately. It takes so long to scrape the ice off of my car and get it warmed up in the AM that I'm starting to become concerned about the safety of my alarm clock. Seriously - if my 7:05am wake-up time has to be compromised solely so I can freeze to death, that little clock just might have to take a trip to "the farm."

As you can probably tell, I've been feeling a bit of hostility toward the cold weather lately. So, to counteract the situation, I've decided to start making oatmeal again. It's warm, filling, and so simple and comforting that it helps to calm me down in the morning.

This oatmeal is particularly delicious - especially because it happens to taste a lot like an oatmeal raisin cookie (which hopefully explains the redundancy in my "Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Oatmeal" title). I like making it for CH and myself on Saturday mornings, but it's quick enough that you could prepare it before work or school during the week as well.

So, enjoy - and stay warm (to hell with the wind chill)!

Recipe: Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Oatmeal
Serves: 2

1 1/2 c. water
1/2 c. Trader Joe's quick cook steel cut oats*
1/4 c. raisins
1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
1 pinch nutmeg
1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar (or to taste)
1/4 c. walnuts
2 pinches ground cinnamon
1/4 c. vanilla soymilk

1) In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil.
2) Add quick-cooking steel cut oats & raisins to pan, stir, & reduce heat to low.  Cover & cook for 5-7 mins., stirring regularly.
2) When done cooking, remove pan from heat & add vanilla, nutmeg, & brown sugar to oatmeal.  Stir to combine.
3) Serve oatmeal, topping with soymilk, & sprinkling walnuts & cinnamon on top of each bowl.

*Not all oats are the same (there's instant, quick-cooking, quick-cooking steel cut, steel cut, etc.), so be sure to check the directions for the oats you've got!

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Oatmeal

13 comments:

  1. I love the name of this recipe. It sounds so delicious! Thank you. =)

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  2. Holy cow, that sounds amazing. I both love oatmeal raisin cookies, and am freezing my butt off - clearly I needed this recipe!

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  3. This looks delish! Two of my favorite things together - oatmeal, and oatmeal raisin cookies! Awesome, thanks for the recipe.

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  4. Looks much better then my little packets!

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  5. I've been resolving to eat more oatmeal by my flax seed and dried cranberry combo really lacks inspiration. I can't wait to try this out!

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  6. That oatmeal looks really good. I have been doing some experimenting with different oatmeals lately.

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  7. Mmmm, oatmeal has been my breakfast of choice lately and this looks like a perfect variation!!

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  8. Come and stay with us! Warm (and only a little bit rainy) here, with enough blue sky to keep us from S.A.D! And peanut butter cookies in the oven...

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  9. I love oatmeal!
    I love oatmeal raisin cookies!
    So, I'm going to try your recipe asap!

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  10. Yum. Okay, I eat oatmeal nearly everyday, but yours looks much better!!! I guess I will be trying out your recipe!

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  11. That looks significantly better than the oatmeal I make. I'm going to have to bookmark this for later...

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