I love oatmeal. Maybe it’s because I live up north and it gets so cold that I need something both warm and easy to digest because my insides are just as cold as my outside. Maybe it’s because although I grew up on instant oatmeal, I’ve always known oatmeal to be a healthy way to start the day. Maybe it’s because I have a thing for oatmeal cookies.
Whatever the reason, when it comes down to it, no matter how much I love oatmeal, I always have a difficult time getting the flavor right and the consistency to the thickness I desire. Instant oatmeal I either find to be bland, artificial, or both, and I can never get the water to oats ratio correct. Making oatmeal from scratch, I never know what to add to it to obtain optimal flavor and end up drowning my oatmeal in milk and syrup.
On a whim I decided to be semi-homemade with my oatmeal the other morning. We had granola and I knew I didn’t want it to go to waste so I got the idea to turn my vanilla flavored granola into a flavorful oatmeal.
For your own semi-homemade oatmeal follow this simple recipe: MAKES 1 SERVING
- In a small pot, boil 3/4 cup of water
- Add 1/2 cup of your favorite granola into the water and stir continuously for approximately 2 minutes. Large clusters will dissolve and as you stir the oatmeal will thicken.
- When oatmeal has achieved desired thickness, remove from heat, serve, and enjoy.