This morning, I wanted a healthy and tasty breakfast. While I was scrolling through some recipes on VegWeb.com, The Only Oatmeal was highlighted on the left margin. The recipe was simple enough and was slightly different than my regular oatmeal. I decided to make it.
I used original flavor Craisins for my fruit. It was a good choice. I also used almond extract, versus vanilla, but I think either would have been great. I added the almond extract to the oatmeal and fruit before I cooked it.
I topped the oatmeal with unsweetened almond milk (vanilla flavor) and with some blueberry jam that I had made and canned last August. It was a nice compliment to the Craisins and oatmeal. I completely spaced off adding any nuts, so I didn't have that on my oatmeal, but honestly, I didn't miss the nuts. I didn't realize I had forgotten them until I started to compose this blog.
This is a great oatmeal recipe. Next time I make it, I think I'll use vanilla extract, dried tropical fruit (pineapple, mango, etc.), and some homemade pear jam that I made and canned. Maybe when I make that, I'll remember to throw in a few walnuts. :)