Vanilla Spice Oatmeal

Vanilla Spice Oatmeal

Vanilla Spice Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, plus more, to taste
  • 1 cup lowfat milk, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions
In a medium saucepan, bring the water and salt to a boil. Stir in the oats and raisins, reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

In the meantime, place nuts, if using, in a dry skillet over a medium-high flame, and toast, stirring frequently, until golden and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

When the oats are cooked remove pan from the flame and stir in the vanilla and nutmeg. Swirl in the brown sugar and place the oatmeal in serving bowls. Pour 1/4 cup of milk on top of each bowl, and top with toasted nuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Note: For a quicker version using quick cooking or plain instant oatmeal: Cook the oatmeal according to the directions on the package. Stir raisins, brown sugar, and nutmeg into the cooked oatmeal. Top with milk, nuts (toasted or un-toasted) and cinnamon

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Comments

  1. バニラと聞くと、一般的にはサービスエリアなどで売っているソフトクリームを思い描くのではないでしょうか?
    ところがバニラは植物です。可憐な美しい真っ白な花です。その植物から抽出された香料のことをバニラと言い、種小名はラテン語で「扁平な葉」を意味します。

    バニラエッセンスは加熱の影響で香りが揮発してしまうので、焼き菓子など高い温度で加熱するモノには最もバニラオイルが適しています。
    どちらもかなり香りが強く、特にオイルは少量で十分な香りを放つので使用する時には注意が必要です。

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