Warm and Hearty Oatmeal

This was our first really cold morning of the season. The wind is howling and when I took Maggie to preschool it was only 39 degrees.  What's hot and filling, but quick and easy? Oatmeal! Cooking Light's "Rise and Shine Oatmeal" is creamy, a bit sweet and filled with lots of good stuff.

Rise and Shine Oatmeal
Cooking Light 2009 Annual Recipes.  Page 323

  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 2 cups regular oats
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted (I buy the kind that come in a bag already toasted)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
Bring milk to a boil over medium heat.  Stir in oats; cook for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat; stir in raisins, honey, salt, vanilla, and cinnamon.  Serve with almonds and sugar.  **I added the sugar and just a handful of almonds before serving.