cinnamon raisin almond baked!

While the hubby is off in Canada sometimes I get a wild streak…If you call baking my breakfast wild that is.  So this morning I made my hot cereal the normal way, but then I did something out of the ordinary.  I added almond milk and baked it!  It was soooooo delicious.  You’ll have to try it to know what I mean, it was like an oatmeal cookie for breakfast!


40 g Country Choice Organic Hot Cereal

1 C water

1/2 C almond milk

1 T raisins

1 T slivered almonds

cinnamon and sweetener to taste

Directions: Make hot cereal the way you would normally make it.  I use the rice cooker, taking the cereal and water and dumping it in the pot and pushing ‘start’.  Easy.

After it’s done cooking, put in a ramekin with almond milk, raisins and any sweetener you would like.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until a light crust develops on top.  Let cool and dig in!

mOMent: What wild streak will you allow to come over you today?


cinnamon almond

These great little treasures were quite a find at Trader Joes. I’m sure I could have made my own, but it is so much easier sometimes to let others do the work, right?


1 C cooked oatmeal
1/4 C cinnamon almonds
1-3 t sugar or agave
1/4 t cinnamon

Directions: Chop cinnamon almonds and mix half of them with other ingredients. Sprinkle the rest of the almonds on top…enjoy!



mOMent: Albert Schweitzer said…In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet. What flowers are you missing today?

maple syrup and applewood smoked almonds

Applewood smoked almonds are such a treat and soooo delicious.  They remind me of being by a campfire and when mixed with real maple syrup it hits the spot for a sultry sweet morning…


1 C cooked oatmeal
1 T maple syrup
1/4 C chopped applewood smoked almonds

Directions: Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!



mOMent: What is your favorite thing to do after a big holiday?

apricot almond


1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
1/4 C chopped dried turkish apricots
2 T chopped almonds
1 T agave
sprinkle of salt

Mix agave, salt and oatmeal.  Garnish with apricots and almonds…taste the goodness.



mOMent: I wonder what would happen if we were all fully self actualized and could truly understand our full potential as souls on this earth?

almond plum

Plums are a little tart, almonds are a little crunchy and agave is a little sweeet.  What a great combo…


1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
1 plum
1 T agave
1 t grapeseed oil
2 T almonds, chopped

Directions: In a small saucepan heat agave and oil.  Add chopped plum and almonds.  Saute until mixture becomes thick and saucy.  Add to oatmeal and enjoy!


mOMent: They say that taste buds change every seven years…so by the time you’re 21 you’ve changed your tastes 3 times.  Is that true for you?  How often do you change your tastes?

almond date

This is a simple and quick om of the day. Filling and a perfect balance of sweet, savory and crunchy!


1 C cooked old-fashioned oatmeal

3 dates

2 T almonds

1 T agave

Directions: Chop dates and almonds coarsely.  Mix oatmeal and agave, and garnish with almond-date mix.

mOMent: Do you believe multitasking is a positive and effective way of carrying through with tasks, or do you prefer to spend time on one project at a time?  Have you tried doing it the other way?