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?


macadamia raisin cinnamon agave

This was tasty…just sayin’…


1 C cooked old-fashioned oatmeal
1-2 T macadamia nuts
1 T raisins
agave to taste
sprinkle of cinnamon

Directions: Mix together and enjoy…

mOMent: Do you believe that all good things come to an end? Or, do they shift and change and get a little better…a little sweeter in their own right?

apple cinnamon oat bars

This is a great recipe that I found in the Whole Foods flyer and I think they’re pretty good.  The only thing that I did differently was that I used a sheet pan and made them really thin…that way they make great sandwiches with some peanut butter in the middle!  Yums!


2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 1/2 cup steel cut oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup raisins
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 (about 1 lb) apples (I used Pink Lady and Gala apples), cored and grated

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Transfer to a foil- or parchment paper-lined 9″ square baking pan, press down and smooth out the top and bake until firm and golden brown, about 1 hour. Let cool in pan; cut into squares and sere warm or at room temperature.

mOMent: do you watch the Superbowl? What is your favorite part of the experience?

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?

creamy cinnamon sugar


1 C cooked oatmeal
1/4-1/2 C non dairy milk or creamer
2 t sugar
2 t cinnamon

Directions:  Mix cinnamon and sugar together.  Stir half of mixture in with non-dairy milk, mix well.  Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar.



mOMent: Some like it hot, others like it creamy and others still like it plain.  How do you enjoy yours?


cinnamon pom pecan

Around my house we just can’t get enough of Trader Joe’s dried pomegranate seeds.  We just LOVE them!  Here’s another easy and yummy recipe featuring such a delightful treat…

1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
2 T pecans
2 T Trader Joe’s dried pomegranate seeds
1 t oil
1-3 t sugar, agave or other sweetener of your choice
1 t cinnamon (or more!)

Directions: Mix all ingredients except oatmeal in a saucepan over medium heat. Heat for just a few moments, or until the pecans become slightly fragrant. Let cool, and add to your om!


mOMent: Halloween is approaching…are you dressing up?  If you are, as what?  Why did you choose that outfit?  Do you think it represents a part of you that you don’t allow to surface on a daily basis?

cinnamon sauce and coconut


1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
1-2 T cinnamon sauce
2 T coconut, shredded
1-2 T coconut milk

Directions: Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan over low-medium heat until warm and well combined. Add to oatmeal and enjoy!


mOMent: Support those around you today by being truthful in your words and deeds.  Work with integrity and authenticity, even if just for a moment.