Tuesday, February 2, 2010

key lime pie oatmeal

remember how awesome that key lime pie we made was? (it was, trust me.)well, this was not as good. but ALMOST. and its more acceptable/healthier than eating pie for breakfast every morning.
before you get the recipe, i apologize for the fact that you probably don't have "true lime" (concentrated lime...it looks like sugar crystals) around, and i don't know where to buy it. its not the type of thing i would usually buy, but if you happen to have it for some reason, try this recipe.
the reason i had the "true lime", in case you were wondering (you probably weren't, but who knows) is that my roommate last year got the school approved "care packages" from her mother. these weren't actually from her mother, they were boxes you ordered online that contained no real food. so the cheap candies and easy mac would sit on our windowsill for months until someone was finally brave and desperate enough to eat the artificially flavored pb & j snack mix (that someone was me. bad choice there). anyhoo, this year, one of said care packages included true lime, true lemon, and true orange, and she pawned them off on me, so i figured i'd put some in my oats.
without further ado...
key lime pie oats serves 1
*1/4 cup steel cut oats
*3/4 cup vanilla soy milk
*1 packet lime concentrate
*frozen blackberries
*1 cinnamon graham cracker
boil soy milk in a pot. stir in oats, turn heat to low/medium, and let simmer for about 15 minutes, until oats have absorbed milk and are tender. stir in lime. serve topped with blackberries and crumbled graham cracker.


The Ordinary Vegetarian said...

I could totally get into that!

Katie said...

Sorry it wasn't as good as the first, but that oatmeal sounds amazing!

Rad Dad said...

We sampled Key Lime Pie at several Cuban restaurants in South Florida and it wasn't nearly as good as this one. Ditto the Cuban Sandwich from the earlier post.

sophia said...

Mm, wouldn't I like to start the day with this lovely oatmeal!

Oraphan said...

Your key lime pie looks so yummy! I love this fantastic recipe, it sounds healthy, doesn't it?

Michele said...

What a delicious breakfast! So creative!!