Breakfast just isn’t one of my favorite meals of the day. Cold cereal and milk just doesn’t cut it for me. Gone are the college years when I could grab a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for breakfast. That is way too many calories for me now. I have to grab a bite of something before I run off to work though. In my mad dash, I am prone to go to Starbucks. I love their “Perfect Oatmeal” along with a cafe mocha but if I did that every morning it would run the grocery bill up sky high.
So I found a close alternative and it only takes me 5 minutes to make it. I like to use the Old Fashioned Oats. They are much healthier than the instant variety. I put 3/4 cup of water and 1/2 cup of Old Fashioned Oats into a microwaveable bowl. I zap it for about 2 minutes 20 seconds or until it is almost going to boil over. Then I put a little butter in the middle of the oatmeal.
Then I sprinkle some of this wonderful stuff on top of the oatmeal. Any dried berry would work, even raisins. Then I add some chopped pecans. You can add any chopped nuts you have around but I am partial to pecans, they are my favorite. Then I sprinkle on some brown sugar.
If I have to eat breakfast, this is what I would rather have. It is quick and oh so good!!!