I started making my own oatmeal when I finally got brave enough to look at the ingredients for Quakers Instant apple oatmeal. Full of wonderful natural and artificial flavors... (Blah!) You're pretty much eating sugar people. Any who, With all the seasonal breads, cookies and muffins I was making last year I thought maybe I should at least make a healthy start to my day by adding this healthy/ delish breakfast.
And if you're a mama to a picky eater have no fears. My Little girl has been so picky lately but has not yet said no to this.
Best oatmeal ever recipe. (Because I forgot the actual name!)
You will need:
- 2 cups water
- 2/3 cup oatmeal, not instant
- 1 pear, peeled, cored and cubed
- 1 apple, peeled, cored and cubed
- 1/3 cup dried cherries, chopped.
- 1/4 cup golden raisins, chopped.
- 2 Tbs brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
In a pot bring the water to a boil and add the rest of the ingredients listed. Simmer on medium low for 10 to 15 minutes or until the pears and apples are tender.
You can either serve now or puree in a food processor or blender for younger babies. Add more water if needed.
If making this strictly for baby you will have plenty of left over. Pour into an ice-cube tray. Cover with plastic wrap or ice-cube tray cover. Place in freezer and when frozen remove from trays. Store in freezer bags. Each cube is 1 ounce. Will store in freezer for 3 months or in the refrigerator for 3 days.
On a side note: This video has made me laugh constantly every time! I honestly have no idea how I'm gonna handle my girl going to school for the first time in a few years who knows, I may homeschool. :) Moms what did you do on your kids first day back to school?