Friday, October 23, 2009

sweet potato oatmeal

i've always felt that i should like oatmeal. first of all, its healthy, and i've always associated it with a general healthy lifestyle. like maybe if i were the type of person who liked oatmeal, i could also be motivated to do things like take up jogging, or floss my teeth daily. also, its scottish. and if i can find love in my heart for bagpipes and haggis, you'd think oatmeal would be no problem. but despite my best efforts (ok, i tried it like twice, once plain and once with pb&j mixed in) the appeal of oatmeal remained a mystery to me...until now! =) i've been seeing all kinds of tasty looking oatmeal recipes around the blogosphere (as we hip bloggers say), and i decided to give it another try. originally, i wanted to try pumpkin oats, but Trader Joe's was out of pumpkin, so i decided on sweet potato puree instead.
sweet potato oatmealserves 2-4(being an oats novice, i didn't realize how insanely filling they are and made the box's directed 1/2 cup of oats per person serving for each of us. this made a ton! the portion pictured is half the recipe. i ate most of it, but i would have been satisfied with half of it, meaning 1/4 of the recipe)
*1 cup quick cooking oats (we used mccann's)
*2 cups plain soy milk
*1 cup sweet potato puree
*1-2 Tablespoons cinnamon
*1 handful walnuts and/or walnut pieces
*1 granny smith apple
1. put soy milk in pot over medium heat. heat until very hot, but not boiling, about 2 minutes.
2. while milk is heating, chop of apple into bite-sized pieces.
3. add oats and apple to milk. stirring constantly, continue to heat until thickened.
4. remove pot from heat and cover. let sit 1-2 minutes.
5. add sweet potato, most of the walnuts, and 1 Tablespoon cinnamon. stir.
5. add more cinnamon to taste, if desired. divide into 2-4 individual servings. top each with a few more walnuts.
yum. i am officially an oatmeal convert. now i just have to work on that jogging thing...
p.s. thanks to everyone who wished us a happy birthday! here is my present back to you: the best top chef recap ever! enjoy.


M- said...

This is why you did so well on your Irish midterm!

The Ordinary Vegetarian said...

Yum yum! You should also try TJ's pumpkin butter mixed in.

Devan Geselle. N said...

this sounds so delicious!
great recipe :)

Michele said...

What an interesting recipe! Yum!!

Kerstin said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!

Love your oatmeal, it looks delicious!

VeggieGirl said...

Scrumptious oatmeal creation!

And happy belated birthday :)

Hannah said...

What a great idea, this looks wonderful!

And of course, happy belated birthday!

Sophie said...

Hey, how about cup noodles?
I found many different flavors here