Sunday, June 24, 2012

Summer Oatmeal

Good morning! I just returned from my second houseboat trip of the year so I have some more recipes to share with you!

This is a refreshing and healthy summer breakfast. The first time I had this recipe was when my friend Diana and her family came on our houseboat. Her dad made this recipe for us and we've been making it ever since. And, it is an extremely easy breakfast recipe. It doesn't even require any cooking!

You will need: 2 cups of old fashioned oats, 1/2 cup of pecans, 4 Tbsp brown sugar, approximately 2 cups of milk, and assorted fruits. I used bananas, white peaches, and blueberries.

Add 2 cups of oats to a medium bowl.

Throw in the pecans...

and a 1/2 pint of blueberries.

Chop and slice two white peaches and a banana, respectively.

Throw those in the bowl too.

Remember, you can use any fruit you like. This isn't an exact recipe. I would have liked to throw some strawberries in here too but we didn't have any on the boat.

Now throw in 4 Tbsp of brown sugar.

You can leave the sugar out if you don't like your oatmeal to be very sweet. That's what my dad does.

Now pour in enough milk to just cover all of the ingredients.

Stir everything together and let it sit for an hour.

You can also make this the night before and let it sit overnight so you have breakfast ready in the morning. However, if you do that, don't add the bananas until the next morning. I speak from personal experience.

While you wait, admire the view of the lake. Drink your coffee. Think about how awesome summer is and how much you aren't ready to start grad school yet.

After the hour is up, serve it up and enjoy your breakfast!

Summer Oatmeal
Serves: 4

  • 2 cups of old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup of pecans
  • 4 Tbsp brown sugar
  • approximately 2 cups of milk (enough to cover all of the ingredients
  • assorted fruits, chopped to bite sized pieces
  1. Add all ingredients, except milk, to a medium bowl.
  2. Add in milk until all the ingredients are just covered. Stir and let sit for an hour or overnight.
  3. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. This is Great! Healthy and delicious!