So I’ve been having one hell of a busy week, thus the ramen two days ago and today’s recipe, which is basically oatmeal masquerading as granola. In other words, I didn’t have time to make granola but still wanted some cereal for breakfast. Thus, I turned to Lazy Granola.
I love granola because I can tailor it to all of my specific cereal needs. When I have the ingredients I’ll add dried fruit, coconut oil, nuts, flax seeds, and any other goodies I can find. But that’s really a topic for another post and another day. Today I’m talking about granola’s poor white trash cousin, aka Oatmeal Mixed Up in Milk and Some Other Stuff.
But, you know, I really shouldn’t bash this faux-granola. It was quick, easy, and the same as regular granola, just without the crunch. And either way, homemade cereal is a million times better than artificially-colored sugar rice puffs. (Not to hate on the cereals I grew up with, really. They’re just expensive and not so healthy.)
So, without further ado, I introduce you to this easy-peesey cereal substitute.
Lazy Granola aka Oatmeal in Milk and Some Other Stuff
-plain, uncooked oatmeal
-nuts of your choice
-wheatgerm or ground flax seed or something similarly healthy and tasty
Make it Happen:
1. Pour as much uncooked oatmeal into a bowl as you feel like eating this morning.
2. Add a handful of nuts (dried fruit too, if you have it), as well as some wheatgerm or flax seed. (This stuff is supposed to be healthy, plus it tastes nutty, which is good in my book)
3. Add honey and vanilla to taste. I’m crazy for vanilla so I always add too much. Start slowly with the honey because it sweetens the mix up pretty quickly.
4. Add your milk.
5. Eat up!
So, there you go. If you have no time to dehydrate or cook granola but still want to get your hippie vibe going in the morning, have some Lazy Granola. It seriously takes less than ten minutes to make. And since it’s all to your specifications it will taste wildly delicious.