Sunday, October 20, 2013

Black Forest Oatmeal

Cold outside and the furnace is working hard.  It is a great morning for a warm breakfast.  I have some black walnuts in the freezer that I’m going to add to oatmeal today.  If you don’t have them (they are hard to find locally in the store), you can use regular walnuts. 

Want to make it even a little healthier?  Add 1 tsp. of flax seed.

1 cup milk
2 tbs. cocoa
2 tbs. honey
Pinch of Kosher salt
2/3 cup oatmeal
¼ cup dried cherries
¼ cup black walnuts
1/3 cup apple juice
¼ tsp. black walnut extract

In a saucepan, combine milk, cocoa, honey and salt.  Bring to a simmer and add the oatmeal.  Meanwhile in a microwave save bowl, combine the juice and cherries.  Heat for 1 minute, add the extract and let sit on the counter while the oatmeal cooks.  Cook and stir the oatmeal until thick.  Remove from heat and add the cherries with juice and walnuts.  Stir to combine and serve. 

To serve you can serve it with a little milk or cream. 

Keep warm and have a great Sunday.  Be happy and may God bless you and yours.   

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