Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Recipe: Apricot Ginger Oatmeal

This cold is kicking my butt. Or just my head. I'm fuzzy, so it's hard to tell. But, I must be feeling a little better because I drug myself into the kitchen to make breakfast. I wanted something hearty + warm, but that would give me the flavors of sunshine. Does that make sense?

Here's what I came up with, and it's darn tasty. Even with a cold.
Apricot Ginger Oatmeal
serves 1

1 C water
1/3 C steel cut oats
5 dried apricots, quartered
1T candied ginger, diced
2T half + half
2T real maple syrup (more or less to taste)

-bring water to boil in small pot with lid
-add steel cut oats, stir, reduce heat and cover
-stir frequently for about 5 minutes or until most of the water is absorbed
-add half + half, 1T of maple syrup and stir until incorporated and let cook about 30 seconds
-remove from heat, cover and let sit for 1 minute
-place in bowl, top with apricots, ginger and a drizzle of maple syrup.
-eat warm!

Hint: I doubled this recipe and saved the rest in the fridge for tomorrow...or later. ;-)


  1. mmm - this looks delish molly! bet i could replace 1/2 $ 1/2 with my new adventure - cashew cream! - and still stay detox-friendly, huh? hmm...maybe i better try that! ;)


  2. Oatmeal has been a constant this winter in our kitchen. My current favorite combination has been dried blueberries and some ground cardamom. Something about cardamom is so warming.

  3. Ooooh! I love the idea of the cashew cream, Trixie! And Cardamom is one of my faves, so I may be trying that in the near future! Thanks!