04 October 2008

Tasty breakfast for fall

Fall is my favorite season for many reasons - awesome weather, leaves, sweaters, pumpkins, my birthday, Halloween, hiking, etc. But one of the best things about fall is the tasty business. Every year, I look forward to squash, freshly picked apples, pumpkin (ice cream, beer, pie, bread, cookies....), soups, stews, braised meats - you know, all those things you don't want to do when it's hot.

I kicked off this fall season with a big bowl of oatmeal. Wrapped in a sweatshirt, I dug my slippers out of the closet, and sat down to a fabulous breakfast complete with a hot mug of tea.

I like to cook oatmeal in milk, rather than water, so that it's super creamy. I top it off with bananas, toasted pecans, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a drizzle of maple syrup.


Y.M. said...

Interesting.I prefer cooking my oats in water; I find that with milk oatmeal can be almost too creamy since the oats, once cooked, can become rather glutinous. I'll have to try it with the other ingredients you mentioned though. Usually, I just dump in some brown sugar, just like I do with my cream of wheat. (Cream of wheat, on the other hand, I always cook in milk.)

tasty b said...

Yes, the oats do become quite creamy with milk. My mom always made them with water - she prefers them that way too. Cream of wheat! I haven't had that in a long time.... I'm gonna make some soon!