Saturday, January 21, 2012

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

I have been making a pot of oatmeal a couple times a week lately so we have quick easy breakfast in the morning. You can eat it right away, or reheat 1 cup portions for 1 minute in the microwave when you are ready. It doesn't dry out at all, and if you like it thin, you can add a little more water or milk when you are ready to eat it.

1 large apple
2 medium carrots
2.5 cups water
1 cup rolled oats
1 tbsp flax seed
1 tsp cinnamon
1 chunk fresh ginger (about 1" square)
1/8 cup honey
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup walnuts
1 tsp vanilla extract

Peel and finely chop or shred the apple and carrots. Place in a saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add all but the vanilla and stir well to combine. Turn off the heat and add vanilla. Let stand about 5 minutes to thicken.

Makes 4-1 cup servings.

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