Two Sisters, One Kitchen

Quick, healthy meals by a loving team. See what’s cooking in J & K's kitchen!

Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal with Maple Toasted Walnuts February 10, 2013

Jamie says:  Two things I’ve really been enjoying this week are… drum roll, please… breakfast and the beach. The only thing better would have been if the two were together. On the beach front, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Clearwater Beach and St Pete Beach. On the breakfast front, I’ve made two hits- cinnamon spice pumpkin pancakes and this Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal with Maple Toasted Walnuts.

Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal with Maple Toasted Walnuts

Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal with Maple Toasted Walnuts

Use a ladle to make a perfect scoop of deliciousness.

A ball of joy - and healthy foods

A ball of joy – and healthy foods

If you have the time, cook the oats on the stove top. (I can taste a difference.) Also, when you cook the raisins in the oatmeal (as opposed to adding them on top later), they plump up nicely. Toasting walnuts brings out their nutty flavor, too.

Plump raisins, nutty walnuts, good times

Plump raisins, nutty walnuts, good times

Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal with Maple Toasted Walnuts

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz (3/4 cup) walnut halves (Publix)
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats (Quaker)
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (McCormick)
  • 1/4 cup raisins (Publix)
  • 1 cup fat free (skim) milk (Publix)
  • 3 Tbsp real maple syrup (Highland Sugarworks- Pure New England Maple Syrup)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Roast walnuts on a baking sheet for 12 minutes. Remove from baking sheet.
  2. In a medium pot, bring water to a boil. Stir in oats, reduce heat to medium, and add cinnamon and raisins. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  3. Scoop cinnamon raisin oatmeal into bowls. Pour milk in the bowl. Top oatmeal with toasted walnuts and drizzle with maple syrup. Enjoy!

Servings: 3

Serving suggestion: Cooking for one? Refrigerate the leftover oatmeal (with the walnuts in a jar in the pantry) and enjoy the oats cold (or hot) for the next couple of days- or just make one serving.

  • Nutrition note: Start your day with a balanced breakfast like Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal with Maple Toasted Walnuts. With this breakfast, you’ll be hitting 4 of the 5 food groups and including good-for-you nutrients like fiber, calcium, omega 3s, and antioxidants.
Advertisements
 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s