Thursday, December 06, 2012

Festive Oatmeal!



‘Tis the season! It’s time to deck the halls with bowls of oatmeal! Here are three festive oatmeal recipes to make your mornings bright.
 (Note: These recipes used  Mrs. Coach’s recipe, but easily could use the traditional serving.)

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Oatmeal
·         ¼ cup Coach’s Oats®
·         ¾ cup low fat milk (rice, soy, cow, etc.)
·         Splash of peppermint extract
·         1 ½ Tbsp. dark cocoa powder
·         Dark chocolate chips for topping
·         Crushed candy cane for garnish

Add milk and cocoa powder to a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Add in oats as soon as milk boils and reduce heat. Stir in splash of extract and cook for 5 minutes. Pour in a bowl and top with chocolate chips and candy cane (marshmallows would be great, as well).





Sugar Cookie Oatmeal

·         ¼ cup Coach’s Oats®
·         ¾ cup water
·         1 bag Sugar Cookie tea
·         Toppings of your choice

Heat water and add tea bag. Let tea brew for at least 2 minutes. Remove tea bag and add oats. Microwave for 3 ½  minutes at 70% power. Add a splash of milk and sprinkles, of course! (This comes out delicious, not super sweet, but I didn’t need to add sweetener).








Eggnog Oatmeal

·         ¼ cup Coach’s Oats®
·         ¾ cup liquid (2 parts light eggnog, 1 part milk)
·         Cinnamon
·         Nutmeg
·         Raisins

Add eggnog and milk to a small saucepan and bring to boil. Add oats, spices (add your preference) and a handful of raisins and reduce heat.  Garnish with a sprinkle of more spices! Print recipes