Yummy! Creamy goodness at its best. I used fresh blueberries in place of the dried cherries. A great way to start your day. Healthy and delicious. Made for PAC Spring 2013.
I make this as stated, but only half the recipe, and I use skim milk. I added the banana, raisins, cherries plus some sliced almonds. I'm going to try it with other fruits soon. Peaches, apples, berries, etc. Plus different nuts. Even with the skim milk it is still very creamy, rich, and satisfying. With cooler mornings finally here it will be just what we need to start our day.
When I was younger mom made porridge every morning and I swore when I got old enough to say NO MORE I would and I did. When I was older and you know the cholestrol worry I desided to revisit the porridge idea only I cooked it with 1% milk instead of water like my mom did. Equal parts milk to oatmeal. My add ins are frozen raspberries, handful of slivered almonds, 2 tbsp flax meal, 1/2 cup Fibre One and a couple of tbsp of Splenda, no extra milk I like my porridge the consistency of warm pudding. Call me crazy. Excellent recipe.
This is a very creamy and satisfying oatmeal! I made this with 1/2% milk because it's what I use and it still tasted rich and creamy. The maple syrup was a nice touch for the sweetner, and I didn't have to use much because the bananas and dried fruit provide plenty of sweetness. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Made for My 3 Chefs November 2008