Deceptively Delicious Oatmeal

November 15, 2010 at 2:44 pm 2 comments

I bought Jessica Seinfeld’s Deceptively Delicious months and months ago, in the hopes of infusing some extra nutrients into some of the food our picky eater. I finally got around to making one of the recipes — D and I had it for breakfast yesterday — not the little one — but it was delicious either way.

It was a real stick to your ribs kind of breakfast. It didn’t take much to fill either of us up.  I accidentally put in too much peanut butter, which I think thickened it up a bit, but it tasted delicious either way. Oh — and it only took about 10 minutes to make. Can’t beat that!

• 1 c. milk (I went with almond milk)
• 1/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar (light or dark)
• 1/4 c. pumpkin or sweet potato puree (I used canned pumpkin)
• 1 tsp. vanilla extract (optional, but I included)
• 1/4 tsp. cinnamon (or pumpkin pie spice)
• 1 c. old-fashioned oats ( recently got a big ol’ bulk container of organic old-fashioned oats in the produce section of Holiday Market for less than $2, which inspired me to finally make this!)
•  2 tsp. natural peanut butter (optional)
• dried fruit and nuts (I had brown and golden raisins and slivered almonds on hand)
• Pure maple syrup to drizzle over the top when serving (which I forgot…)

1. In a small saucepan, combine the milk, sugar, pumpkin, vanilla and cinnamon. Bring to a gentle boil and stir in the oatmeal.

2. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, until the oatmeal is soft and creamy (I went more like 5). Then stir in the peanut butter, if using.

3. Spoon the oatmeal into bowls, sprinkle with fruit and nuts if you like, and serve with maple syrup.


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