Maybe I shouldn’t post today. I feel a bit slouch-ish about it. I want to, but does it really matter? There are so very many blogs out there. Is anyone reading besides my mom, my aunt and a few friends???
I started this blog as a way to share, share chats, share laughs, share memories, share recipes, share good time. I wanted everyone involved. I STILL want everyone involved. I have had a blast. I have made some great friends and gotten closer to some others. I have learned a lot. I have made new memories. I thank you for letting me share, my thoughts, my memories, my collection and recipes. I will not call them “mine” cause a lot of times they have come from someplace else, with some minor changes.
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This recipe today came from a friend, about a year ago she told me about it. I have since made it a number of times. My kids are not huge oatmeal fans. They will try it cause I made it…..but….inevitably they go back to the good ol’ Sugar Smacks or Mini Wheats. Fine, more for me (and my husband enjoys it too.) So thanks Stacie for sharing this recipe with me. The original came from Allrecipes ~ I have made a few minor changes.
The oatmeal reheats beautifully. So no worries about leftovers. Don’t be nervous about the yogurt on top, that is my favorite part ~ well, and the crunchy sugary nuts……..
Carrot Cake Oatmeal
4 c. water
1 c. steel-cut oats
1 (tart) apple, peeled and chopped
1/2 c. shredded carrot
1/2 c. raisins
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
2 TB. brown sugar
pinch of salt
1 TB. butter
3/4 c. pecans, walnuts or almonds
1 TB. brown sugar
Bring the water to a boil. Add the steel-cut oats and bring back to a boil, simmer about 10 minutes. Add the apples, carrots, raisins, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar and pinch of salt. Simmer about 20 more minutes. (REMEMBER to stir often!! or it will stick!)
Melt the butter in a small fry pan and add the pecans and sugar, toast carefully, as they will burn quickly.
Serve the oatmeal with a dollop of yogurt on top and a sprinkle of candied nuts.
Serve. Enjoy. Be warm and full.
Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.