**Guest Post by Julie from Color Chic
Growing up I remember my Grandma cooking the best oatmeal, creamy delicious with lots of brown sugar & butter and always served with buttered toast! Not sure if the health benefits of the oatmeal balanced eating all that butter, but it sure was good! This morning I decided to make a healthier version of Grandma’s Oatmeal– Oatmeal Fully Loaded! Of course you start with Quaker Oats:
Put in a pan and cover with cold water, cook until soft (sorry but I don’t measure, just add water about 1/2″ above oats). If it doesn’t look like you have enough water you can always add more:
Once cooked add apples, currents, pecans, coconut, and brown sugar, Stir it in and cover for a few minutes:
The heat from the cooked oatmeal will soften the fruit just enough to make it perfect!
Top the cooked oatmeal with nonfat plain yogurt and sprinkle with cinnamon, top with just amount of warm milk that suits your taste!
Of course serve it with buttered toast, sparkling water with a splash of OJ and French Press!:
All that color and texture makes for a perfect breakfast!
Julie is an interior designer with a passion for all things colorful!
Visit her at Color Chic.
**Thank you, Julie, for this awesome post. I love oatmeal and man would I love to be sitting there at the above picture and chatting with you over its yumminess!
AnestaziaJanuary 29, 2011 at 12:43 pm
Looks delicious!! Minus the coconut, of course. Hehe. Which reminds me! I forgot to pick up oatmeal at the store yesterday! Grr.. lol.
Mrs Happy HomemakerJanuary 18, 2011 at 2:45 am
Wow, this looks REALLY GOOD! I think my kids would enjoy this one as well. Saving it!
BethJanuary 15, 2011 at 6:38 pm
I never eat anything non-fat so I use whole milk plain greek yogurt, and I use craisins instead of raisins, but this looks just like my breakfast. I leave containers of leftover oatmeal in the fridge for easy access and just microwave for a minute. Also, I add flax seed (ground), grade B maple syrup and coconut oil or coconut milk. Super yummy; very hearty and declicious.
Our LivesJanuary 14, 2011 at 8:47 pm
I am hungry for oatmeal looking at these pictures! I like all the toppings and even the buttered toasts. Mmmm…, time to soak some rolled oats and make this for breakfast tomorrow! Thanks for the inspiration!
colorchicJanuary 14, 2011 at 8:45 pm
Amy Thanks for sharing this post.. one of my favorite breakfasts! And when you make it out here stop on by… We’ll share a great breakfast & conversation! Hope you’re feeling stronger each and every day! Thinking of you, Julie
Amy KinserJanuary 14, 2011 at 4:59 pm
That looks delicious. I do love making and eating oatmeal but have never tried all this extra yumminess in it.