Friday recipe: oatmeal

When it starts to get cold out I turn to classic comfort foods to keep me warm. My current favorite is a big bowl of oatmeal full of nuts and dried fruit. Usually I settle for heating up a pack of instant oatmeal, but if I have time it’s worth it to make it from scratch. oatmeal


1/3 cup old-fashioned oatmeal

2/3 cup water + 1/2 of a 1/3 cup water

apple, finely chopped or dried fruit


cinnamon or brown sugar to taste


Add oatmeal, water, cinnamon and fruit to a glass bowl.  Be sure to use a large enough bowl so that your cereal doesn’t run over in your microwave

Stir mixture

Cover bowl and microwave for 5 minutes

If you like this mixture, you can make little packets of oatmeal and apple and freeze.

What’s your favorite comfort food?

Photo by Marni Molina

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