Trail Mix Oatmeal

Trail Mix OatmealThis is my favorite way to eat oatmeal at the moment. I had it again for breakfast this morning, and I thought that it’s about time I shared it here!

What I love about eating oatmeal this way is the variety in every spoonful – will I bite into crispy, crunchy almonds? Chewy cranberries or raisins? Pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds?

I used to sometimes throw some raisins into my oatmeal, but oneday I was looking in the pantry and noticed that I had a whole bunch of bits and pieces on hand – some crispy almonds that needed using up, dried cranberries, roasted pumpkin seeds and some dried papaya. Feeling like it was going to taste really good, I sprinkled on a little bit of everything and mixed it all in.

Wow, scrummylicious! I was hooked, and I’ve been eating my oatmeal this way ever since. The raisins, cranberries and particularly the papaya give it enough sweetness that I don’t need to add any other sweetener to my oatmeal.

Trail mix is one of those “anything goes” type of things. Add whatever combo of nuts, seeds and dried fruit that you like, and you really can’t go wrong. I like to keep a jar of my favorite trail mix so that I can sprinkle it on rather than chopping/mixing the trail mix ingredients each time. Quick and easy rocks first thing in the morning!

Trail Mix Oatmeal

1/3 cup rolled oats (per serving)

Selection of nuts/seeds/dried fruit:
Almonds
Raisins
Dried cranberries
Dried papaya
Dried apricots
Pumpkin seeds
Sunflower seeds
Shredded coconut
etc

Mix and match with:
Yogurt
Coconut milk
Raw cream

1. Soak oats overnight in warm water (optional but I prefer to do this)
2. Cook oats, adding a pinch of salt and a knob of butter. (no need to drain the soaking water, just pour off any excess)
3. Mix in your trail mix.
4. Add yogurt and/or coconut milk or raw cream.

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2 Responses to Trail Mix Oatmeal

  1. Sandra says:

    This looks delish!
    Oatmeal is so filling.

  2. Miz Helen says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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