Holy oatmeal, batman!

My oatmeal has wings.

And no, I don’t have children. I do things like this to entertain myself. :::mehehee:::

Okay, name this movie:

“Dear God, make me a bird… so I can fly fa…fa, fa away.”

Forrest Gump, classic fav.

So why am I playing with my oatmeal? Maybe because the insane amount of hours I’ve spent this weekend studying contract law has started making me go a lil’ craaaaaazy! But don’t worry it’s all paid off. I can tell you the ins and outs and upside downs of legally binding contracts and promissory estoppel. <—-bonus points if you leave me a comment telling me what that means ;)

In all seriousness, I have fine-tuned a simple yet amazingly delicious oatmeal variation that has been feeding my belly quite regularly this week. I’ve got grandma on a new oatmeal kick and I promised her I could make her some oatmeal without any sugar (or butter!) and she would still enjoy it. I certainly lived up to the challenge.

Holy Oatmeal, Batman!


1 c. dry rolled oats

2 tbs. dried cherries (or cranberries)

3. tbs. dried and chopped apricots

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

pinch of nutmeg

1 tbs. toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

huge scoop of almond butter (or nut butter of choice)

apple wings *not optional

*Serves 2

1. Cook oats as directed. Add chopped fruit and spices while still boiling.

2. Cover dish and remove from heat.

3. After all the water is absorbed and oats are ready, garnish with pepitas, almond butter and apple slices.

4. Top with nondairy milk if desired.

I love adding dried fruit into my oatmeal while it’s still steaming. The fruit reconstitutes from the steam, and natural sugars sweeten up the oats. And little cinnamon and nutmeg spice really seal the deal!

Grandma has been doing really well with her healthy eating! So far she has lost 7 lbs. and says she feels really great. I’m so proud of her!

Did anybody dress up this year? Because of all my school work this was the first year in awhile that I did not dress up! Boo! But I still had fun seeing all of the cute costumes on the neighborhood kids. Most popular costumes of the year included: pirates, princesses and comic book characters. I sort of feel bad for all the parents that have to deal with kids on a sugar-high for the rest of the week. Eeps!

Two huge tests tomorrow! Wish me luck!


    • Lindsay says:

      I have tried steel cut oatmeal! I really like it! It definitely has a different texture, but I appreciate that it is more of a whole grain. My grandma bought a couple of pounds of rolled oats so we’ll have to go through those for now ;)

      You crack me up! You must work in accounting, law or real estate then! hehe My tests went really well, what a relief!!

  1. Brooke says:

    Mmmm man those oats look so frick’n good!! I’ve been on an oat kick lately, but usually have time more time on the weekends to really dress my bowl up……….the possibilities are endless with a bowl of oats, just one of many reasons why I <3 them!

    Such great news about your Gma!! I love hearing things like that :)

    And Good Luck on those Tests!! You'll do AWESOME !

    • Lindsay says:

      I’m know I’m quite obsessed with oats myself. I love that my grandmother has traded in her usual donuts and sugary cereal for a nice bowl of oatmeal! What a change, huh!?


    • Lindsay says:

      Thanks girl! She is definitely staying on top of her new healthy eating and now she’s looking into getting a stationary bike or maybe joining a gym! I’m so proud of her and hope to keep her around as long as possible ;)

  2. Belinda Olsen says:

    That looks delicious. I love oatmeal and all combinations of it! Lately, I’ve been on a kick of using fresh mangos, unsweetened coconut, almonds, flaxseed, cardamom and cinnamon. Yummy!

    Good luck with all your tests!

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