Oatmeal Re-do

I don’t know if I told you about our recent bagel addiction.  Since the first trimester I’ve been craving carbs, and every morning Will has kept our kitchen stocked with everything bagels and cream cheese.  This has not only delighted me, but Dany, our corgi, who we let lick the empty cream cheese containers every week.  Well I finally decided last week that its been long enough and I have got to stop eating an entire everything bagel with cream cheese every morning.  This has disappointed Dany, but hopefully she’ll get over it.

So instead I’ve dusted off the old mini crock pot, and I’ve been having oatmeal every morning.  Well to be honest I haven’t just been eating oatmeal in the morning.  Instead I’ve been having steel cut oatmeal for breakfast, a hard boiled egg an hour later and half of a grapefruit an hour after that.  Small meals a billion times a day has been working for me lately.  Well aside from the weight gain.

In other exciting news, Will was able to feel the baby kick for the first time two weeks ago!  Maybe the baby is protesting the lack of bagels and cream cheese.  Or perhaps just displaying their excitement over my new breakfast choices.  Either way, here’s the recipe for my latest concoction – peach and brown sugar oatmeal.  I think it would work for any fruit, but peaches go well with the brown sugar.  I started out with a tablespoon of sugar, but realized that was half your daily recommended sugar intake!  I think it tastes just as good with a teaspoon, but if you’re feeling lavish you can certainly up that number…

Peach and Brown Sugar Oatmeal

  • ¼ c steel cut oats (NOT quick cook)
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 peach, peeled and cut into ¾” dice
  • ⅔ c water

Stir together oats, sugar and peach in little dipper crock pot.  Add water and stir to combine.  Cook 8-10 hours.  Let stand 5 minutes before enjoying!

Mix peaches, brown sugar and oatmeal.

Finished oatmeal!


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2 Responses to Oatmeal Re-do

  1. MarenMaren Safran says:

    I have also been eating cream cheese and bagels as if they would some day go out of production, and have recently stumbled on oatmeal as a favorite breakfast food- I’m looking forward to trying your recipe!

    • lexicolton says:

      Yay! I’m glad I’m not the only one who had the bagel addiction! I hope you like the oatmeal! I’m experimenting with some other combos that I’ll be posting soon!

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