Thursday, August 12, 2010

Overnight Oatmeal

My husband and I went on a cruise last January. Every morning for breakfast I ate this oatmeal concoction that was to die for. It seemed that the oatmeal had been soaked in milk and then they added bananas, dried fruits and nuts. Oh my was soooo good. So I have searching for a recipe similar to it and couldn't find one like that. I'm not sure why I just didn't create my own recipe! I found a recipe last night for Overnight Oatmeal. She took 1/2 C oatmeal and soaked it overnight in 1/2 C skim milk (I'm sure the stuff on the cruise was whole milk). She added cinnamon, nutmeg and walnuts.

Here's my "cruise" version:
1/2 C oatmeal
1/2 C skim milk
Cover and let it soak overnight.

This morning I added 1/2 frozen blueberries, thawed out and 2 T chopped pecans.
I made too much last night so I had the rest for lunch this afternoon. I added 1 sliced banana and 2 T pecans. Then I sprinkled it with a packet of Splenda.

I realized that I like it sweet and it wasn't very sweet this morning. But it was perfect for lunch. Not quite the way I remember it on the cruise (creamy, whole milk goodness). But it was VERY close. I swear I could eat this for every meal and not get tired of it.

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