How do we love thee? Let me count the ways…. apple blueberry oatmeal chocolate orange oatmeal banana cinnamon oatmeal As we have six people in our family, breakfasts need to be filling, nutritious, and cheap. Oatmeal often fits the bill. After a while oatmeal can get a bit boring, so when I saw these three recipes I knew we had to try them out. They are in Jamie’s Food Revolution, which was a gift for Christmas. The recipe actually called for blackberries, but we had blueberries, so it became apple blueberry. It was really good, with a sauteed apple, oat, and honey topping. The chocolate orange oatmeal wasn’t bad. The boys liked it allright, but I guess I’m just not really wanting any big bowl of chocolatey anything first thing in the morning. Our favourite by far was the banana cinnamon. With plenty of cinnamon, and a topping of sliced bananas, coconut, toasted almonds and a drizzle of honey, it was absolutely scrumptious. We will definitely be keeping these fruity oatmeals in our repertoire. The beef and ale stew I made last night was also from this cookbook, and boy was it delicious. Also a keeper, but next time I will have to double the recipe as there were not enough leftovers. Now I need to pick out some more recipes because if they are as good as these last ones, we’re in luck. What is your favourite breakfast?

books, food • Friday, February 5th, 2010 • 12 Comments »
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12 Responses to “Oatmeal”

  1. Mary Poppins says:

    Thank you so much for this, we have fickle eaters here and i love all that you have done with the oatmeal, love the banana cinnamon one πŸ™‚ thanbk you so much for your lovely comments, you have really helped me look at different ways i can adjust my time skills, thank you so much for taking the time to leave me your handy tips πŸ™‚ I think you are doing a perfect job, and am in awe of your time management skills πŸ™‚




  2. lucy says:

    I have lost count of the number of meals we have had from this book, the chilli is amazing, the curries, the meatloaf, the burgers, all of the stews – you must try the pork and cider one next. I think you can judge a good cookbook by the state of it’s cover, mine is only a year or two old and looks about twenty!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Mary, trust me, I am not the poster child for time management, it’s more like stuffing everything in to make sure it gets done, though a lot doesn’t.

    Lucy, you read my mind, pork and cider is next πŸ™‚

  4. vanessa says:

    I have oatmeal every lunchtime when i am home. Sprinkled with cinnamon, raisins and chopped apricots…ooooh yummy! xxx

  5. I’ve been trying to get my kids to eat oatmeal for breakfast a few times a week and they hate it. So bummed. I even try it all sweet and delicious with brown sugar and fruit. I keep telling them it tastes like candy! Maybe it’s the texture?

    I love it and can’t wait to try it new ways. That cookbook looks amazing!

  6. Jennifer says:

    this is carrie, perhaps you could try cold oats. If you soak the oatmeal overnight in the fridge with apple juice and milk and then top it with some yogurt and grated apple (or other fruit) and some nuts. Maybe that would work. It is how we eat oats in the summer when it is just too hot to eat them warm.

  7. AG Ambroult says:

    thos recipes sound delish. Think we’ll try some of those, since one of my girls is not completely thrilled about oatmeal. She’d love the banana cinnamon. thanks for the link!

  8. Molly says:

    I used to just eat leftovers, but I love yogurt and fresh fruit. My husband’s trying to integrate oatmeal in more though! I’ll definitely think of your combinations, etc. Yum.

  9. Anna, Sydney says:

    I do orange-cinnamon oatmeal. Either cut pieces of orange in and sprinkle with cinnamon, or just squeeze the orange in if too lazy to cut it up. Scrumptious. You’ve made me very curious of this book. Must check it out.

  10. elizabeth says:

    We love oatmeal here for breakfast, or it is eggs straight from the coop, usually poached on homemade honey oatmeal what toast. Thanks for sharing the variations on oatmeal and I will have to check out the cook book.

  11. Mousy Brown says:

    I love porridge but the boys hate it whatever way I try! They love omelet made with our own eggs or breakfast pancakes for a treat – weekend breakfasts are our favorite – served at lunch time, with bacon, sausage, beans, mushrooms, eggs, croissants, toast……yum!

  12. Rosaleen says:

    Is oatmeal the same as porridge?

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