We love oatmeal for breakfast, so there is always a large pot made about every two or three days. I doctor it up so there are lots of flavors from the first taste to the last. Yesterday, I made it with a new twist, added some unsweetened apple sauce. This morning, the flavors had married more than usual and it was yummy! Then I decided it was time to share my secret recipe.
In a 2 quart Pyrex measuring cup, add 2 cups of hot water and 2 cups of almond or soy milk or 1 cup of each. To this add 3/4 cup raisins or 1/2 cup raisins and 1/2 cup chopped dates 1 tablespoon of grounded flax, 2 tablespoons of ground brown rice, 2 tablespoons of ground almonds, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce. Salt is not really necessary as there is so much wonderful flavored already. Stir and add 2 cups of old fashioned oats and mix well.
Microwave for 9 minutes, stirring a couple of times. You may cook on the stove until desired thickness, stirring often so it doesn't stick to bottom of pan. If it is not thick enough for you, be patient, it will set up as it cools.
Serve with almond or soy milk and brown sugar if desired.
We like this year round, but now with the autumn leaves starting to tumble from the trees and there's a chilly nip to the air, it seems to taste even better.
If you add something different in any way, I would be interested in trying it, so please share in a comment.