My friend Amy let me know that today is National Oatmeal Day! (I’m always in the dark on such things.) In honor thereof, I’m sharing one of our very favorite Fall oatmeal recipes around here. Yay!
I’m also re-offering my ebook 20 Ways to Make Oatmeal Special to anyone who subscribes via email or RSS. Woo hoo! More details on the book here, along with easy steps to subscribe.
Go forth! Make some oatmeal!
Applesauce Raisin Oatmeal
Substituting applesauce for some of the cooking water adds “cooked-in” flavor and a little sweetness. Apples and raisins go well together and seem to be popular with the masses. Golden raisins are fun in this one, too!
2 cups old-fashioned oats
3 cups water
1 cup applesauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup raisins
Ideally, soak oats and raisins in water overnight. This will allow the raisins to plump up and soften. [If you forget, just dump them in the pan with applesauce.] In the morning, add applesauce and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook until done, about 5 minutes. Stir in brown sugar and serve.