Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spiced Oatmeal Mix

I received this recipe from a co-worker and am excited to try it!  It makes a lot of oatmeal, so you might want to only make half a batch.

8 c quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 c chopped mixed dried fruit (I usually just use raisins)
1/2 c white sugar (I use 10 Trivia packets instead of the sugar)
1/2 c brown sugar
2 1/2 teas cinnamon
1 teas salt
1/2 teas nutmeg
1/2 c chopped pecans (optional)
Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
To prepare oatmeal, measure 1/2 cup oatmeal mix in a bowl and add 1 cup water (I actually use a little less because I like it a bit thicker).  Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes. Add milk if desired.

Happy Cooking!