Sassy Oatmeal
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Serves: 2
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats (quick oats would work; just make sure to read the package for liquid:oat ratio)
  • 1½ cups of milk (I used 2% but you could use almond or soy milk easily)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar (optional)
  • raisins, chopped walnuts, and shredded coconut to top the oatmeal
  1. Bring the milk and water to a slow boil (careful not to burn the milk!!!).
  2. Stir in the oats and then the carrots.
  3. Continue to simmer, over medium high heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and vanilla. Stir in the maple syrup.
  4. Continue cooking until the oatmeal is creamy and cooked through.
  5. Remove it from the heat and then whisk in the egg.
  6. Return the pan to the burner, stirring constantly, over very low heat until the egg is completely incorporated (oatmeal will be sort of frothy).
  7. Divide into two bowls, sprinkle a teaspoon of brown sugar on each, and garnish with the raisins, walnuts, and shredded coconut.
Recipe by Sugar Dish Me at