Well, anyway, it’s kind of like gingerbread. I love oatmeal for breakfast, it’s a staple during fall and winter for me. Sometimes I also have it for lunch and dinner! This is my first oatmeal breakfast of the season:
I sauteed the nuts & raisins in Smart Balance over medium heat, adding cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger to taste, and sweetened it with maple syrup. Now, I have to admit, at first I was only planning on the cinnamon. Had I thought to add the other spices up front, I would have used molasses instead of maple syrup. Oh well.
Yes, this was very good. The walnuts and maple syrup together with cinnamon are SO good, but the additional spices with the added sweetness from the raisins are what make it special. More oatmeal recipes coming soon!