Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Creamy Golden Oatmeal

Here's how you can use some of that leftover barley I was talking about (leftover from Beef and Barley Stuffed Peppers). I think you're allowed to be in love with your own recipes and I'm in love with this one.

This recipe for creamy oatmeal will make your breakfast a lot more interesting. It incorporates barley for some extra texture, golden raisins and crunchy almonds. Who said oatmeal had to be dull and boring?

This recipe serves one, but can be easily made for more! It's quick and easy enough for any weekday morning, but also fit to be savored on the weekend.

Creamy Golden Oatmeal

  • 1/4 cup dry oats, quick-cooking
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup barley, cooked (leftover)
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 1/2 to 1 cup skim milk, depending on desired consistency
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons almond, chopped

Place oats and water in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and add barley, raisins and milk. Stir. Microwave again for 1 minute. Remove, stir, then top with cinnamon and almonds.

Creamy deliciousness. Cooking the raisins makes them plump and soft. The cinnamon adds a touch of sweetness. To me, this is a warm, comforting breakfast at its finest. Good food definitely tastes good!