Thursday, July 5, 2012

X-Man's Oatmeal

I have named this recipe X-Man’s Oatmeal because it is truly my 4-year-old son, Xavier’s, favorite meal whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  I pack it in little glass dishes for his lunches, and he loves it!  I’ve been making it for him since he could eat, and he never gets tired of it.  It’s a berry & dried fruit oatmeal that is flavored with cinnamon and sweetened with honey and apple juice.  I keep quick oats on hand at all times for a super quick and healthy meal at any time.  In this specific recipe I used raspberries and raisins because that’s what I had on hand, but the raspberries can be traded out with any berry and the raisins can be traded out with any dried fruit. 

X-Man’s Oatmeal

Yields:  2 servings

1 C apple juice (if using cider, use ¼ cider & ¼ water)
1/2 C quick oats
2 T raisins
1/2 t cinnamon
1 T honey
1/4 cup frozen raspberries
2 T milk

Bring apple juice to a boil and then add oats and raisins.  Cook oats for 1-2 minutes depending on what consistency you want, the longer it boils the thicker it will get.  Take it off the heat and add cinnamon and honey.  Place frozen berries at the bottom of serving bowl and top with oatmeal.  The berries will thaw under the hot oatmeal and also cool off the oatmeal to an edible temperature.  Add milk and stir until everything is combined. 

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