Lazy morning

October 25, 2008 at 11:51 am 5 comments

I love the weekends… especially when I have no plans that I need to wake up for. Lazy fall Saturdays are the best. I started off my morning right with some decaf Irish breakfast tea and the last of my pre-made banana oats. In honor of the beautiful fall day I made my Spiced Apple Oats.

  • 1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup water, 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 medium banana, finely sliced
  • vanilla rice milk for rehydration
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg
  • dash ginger
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped gala apples; microwaved 2 minutes
  • spoonful ZAP natural PB on the side

I follow Kath’s method for preparing my oats… I pour the milk, oats and water into a saucepan over medium heat. Add the spices and vanilla to to pan. Slice a banana into VERY thin pieces, leaving just a few bigger chunks. As the oatmeal heats, stir vigorously at times to “whip” the banana into the oats. I stir in about 1/4 cup of the cooked apples and reserve the other half for pouring on top of the cooked oats. The oats will take 5-7 minutes on medium heat to fully absorb the liquid. They’re done when they reach your desired consistency!

We’re off to go walk though Central Park and enjoy the day. Cheers!

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. VeggieGirl  |  October 25, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Spiced Apple Oats + a walk through Central Park = PERFECT SATURDAY!!! Enjoy 🙂

  • 2. seeleelive  |  October 25, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    I love weekends SO MUCH. and the breakfasts on the weeks, so slow and relaxed; not rushed at all: are the best. have a wonderful day in NYC i am so jealous!

  • 3. Bobbi  |  October 25, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    walk through central park sounds so nice, I love NY! I love saturday mornings that you can just lay around, I haven’t had one of those in a while..lol…ENJOY IT!

  • 4. runjess  |  October 26, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    I finally had time to make oats this morning because I wasn’t rushing around, but I craved cereal instead!
    Super jealous of your walk through Central Park. I got to run there once and it was fabulous.
    http://www.seejessrun.wordpress.com

  • 5. catms916  |  October 27, 2008 at 10:12 am

    runjess: Haha, I hate when that happens! You should try pre-making your oats and keeing them in the fridge – totally cuts time. Ahh runs in the park are one of my favorite things!

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