I apologize. I had my oatmeal all ready and plated pretty and ready for it’s close up, and then I went and ate it before taking a picture. Use your imagination, and picture a steamy bowl of delicious oats, topped with cranberries and bananas. Then add hazy angel sparkles in a subdued glow. That was my bowl. Living now only in my memories.
Update: Made the good stuff again, and this time snagged a pic before diving in.
This recipe is easily doubled, but as is will serve 2.
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1 cup oats
1 tbs maple syrup
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
dried cranberries, bananas, nuts, brown sugar, whatever, for topping
Combine milk, water, oatmeal, syrup, and salt in a heavy bottom pot.
Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally, then reduce heat to medium low and add cinnamon and almond extract. Stir occasionally for about 8 minutes, oatmeal consistency should be creamy and look super goopy.
Spoon oatmeal into bowls and let it sit about 2 minutes before adding your toppings. The excess liquid will cook into the oatmeal those two minutes and you’ll have perfect consistency oats.