Oats, Berries and Nuts

Oatmeal

Here is the recipe to an amazing breakfast I’ve been eating a lot lately. It is good. So good.

You will need:

1 cup water
1/2 cup oats
dried coconut flakes
cinnamon, cardamom & allspice, ground
1 tbsp. honey, molasses or maple syrup, plus a little extra
a bit of dark brown sugar
about 1/2 cup of chopped nuts
about 1/2 cup of berries

What to do:

Bring the water, coconut, and a pinch of salt to the boil. When it is boiling add the oats, a dash each of cinnamon, cardamom, and allspice, the honey or molasses, and a pinch of dark brown sugar to your taste. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the oats are soft and the mixture has thickened (about five minutes). Remove from the heat and add the chopped nuts (I used walnuts) and the berries of your choice (I chose blackberries and strawberries). Drizzle with a bit of honey or maple syrup and enjoy.

Rather than cutting berries beforehand, I just put them in whole and cut them with my spoon. This way any juice that spills is added to the oatmeal. If you don’t feel like cooking, a different but equally good result can be obtained by adding all of the same toppings to a bowl of grape nuts and milk. I’ve also made oatmeal with mango by substituting some of the water for coconut milk and using chopped mango instead of berries. That was good too. You might also add some finely diced ginger.

Enjoy!

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