How long’s it been since you ate some slow-cooked oats? I’m not talking about those little packets of pre-fab oatmeal that are stripped of the fiber and have who-knows-what-all kind of artificial gunk it em. I’m talking about the good old fashioned oatmeal that has one ingredient on the package: rolled oats. If it’s been a few years, like since you were a kid, do yur body a favor and try oats again. Let’s make a deal, you go out and buy a round tub of old fashioned oats and make one or two of these oatmeals I’m gonna tell you about and if you like ‘em – well, fine. And if you don’t, then I’ll post at least two more recipes that use oats in em so you can use up that tub of oats. And I promise one of the recipes will be a delish oatmeal cookie with chocolate in it!
Now I’m not gonna insult yur intelligence by telling you how to cook old fashioned oats because the directions are on the package! So just you follow the directions for one serving of oats and then toward the end of the five minutes they’re supposed to cook on the stove, add in one of these combinations of ingredients. Surely, yur a sucker for one of these combos! When you finally put just the right thing in your oats, yur gonna love em! And they are so dang healthy. Unless you’ve had your head in a bucket for the last 10 years, you already know they’re a cholesterol-lowering food. I know, yur not worried about yur cholesterol right now. Do yurselves a favor, Girls, and learn to like something healthy for ya, so that when the time comes that you do need to worry about yur cholesterol, you won’t have nothing to worry about!
OK, now take yur pick of what you want to stir into yur oats:
Like Mama Made It
– One tablespoon brown sugar, ½ tablespoon butter and a quarter cup of milk
Mama Would Have a Fit
– One tablespoon cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, ¼ cup sliced strawberries
You Shouldda Been a Cookie
– ¼ cup raisins – put these in when you add the oats in the boilin water so they’ll soften up! ½ tsp. cinnamon, two tablespoons chopped walnuts, one tablespoon brown sugar
– ¼ cup chopped or crushed pineapple, one tablespoon shredded coconut, one ripe banana, mashed or sliced, and one to two tablespoons of half ‘n half or heavy cream, ½ tablespoon brown sugar
Cherry Blossom Special
– ¼ cup dried cherries (find em near the raisins in your grocery store), 1 tsp. almond extract, one tablespoon brown sugar, one to two tablespoons of half ‘n half or heavy cream
Reba’s Personal Favorite
– ¼ cup pecan halves (or chopped pecans), one ripe banana mashed or sliced, one tablespoon brown sugar, ½ teaspoon cinnamon