When I was a little kid, my daddy made us oatmeal for breakfast so often that we called oatmeal “Daddy Cereal.” I’m posting this on Father’s Day in his memory.
These days I make oatmeal for my family. We only like the regular kind, not the quick oats, which taste mushy. (We really dislike the flavored packaged stuff, which is overly sweet and tastes artificial.) Oatmeal really does lower cholesterol, so if you need to keep yours down, it is a delicious choice.
2 cups water
1 cup oatmeal
¼ cup raisins
½ tsp cinnamon
shake or two of salt
a handful of walnut pieces
I mix the cinnamon and raisins with the water and oats, which adds a natural sweetness. 1/8 cup raisins per person is 70 calories.
Boil, then cook for 5 minutes on medium flame, stirring often. When it’s done, add maybe a teaspoon of maple syrup if you want it a bit sweeter. Serve with milk (or soy milk for a vegan version.) I like to add walnuts to the oatmeal. It adds a delicious crunch as well as extra protein for making it through the morning.