I recently received some samples from Quaker. I was very excited coz let’s face it… who doesn’t like FREEBIES? 😉
Plus, I am a BIG Quaker fan. I have been enjoying their stuff since I was a kid. GOD! I feel OLD saying that…lol.
In my package, I got oatmeal cookies, granola bars, cinnamon oatmeal and LOTS of coupons for other Quaker goodies that I am happily SHARING with everyone.
If YOU want some, let me know and I will MAIL them out to you as well
My family loved the cookies and granola bars but the oatmeal… ummmm… let’s just say that we are not very big oatmeal eaters! :S
However, I played around with a few ingredients and made a DELICIOUS tropical mango oatmeal with dried cranberries and coconut….Mmmmmmm
These TROPICAL ingredients really took this bland cinnamon oatmeal to a whole new level!
Even if you are not an oatmeal fan, I bet you will LIKE this!
It’s almost like having dessert for breakfast…lol 😛
To make this mango oatmeal, you will need the following ingredients:
1/2 cup Quaker’s cinnamon oatmeal 1/2 cup mango puree (I bought my mango puree from an Indian store. They are sweeter and more flavorful than the other brands I have tried) 1/2 cup almond milk 1/2 cup water 1 tbsp dried cranberries 1 tsp brown sugar (more or less depending on your preference) 1 tsp desiccated coconut
And here are the steps:
In a non-stick saucepan, add milk, water, oatmeal, mango puree and brown sugar.
Mix everything with a wooden spoon and let it all cook on medium heat.
Step 3: After about 5-10 minutes, the mixture will get thick. Give it one last stir to mix everything.
Step 4: Pour this oatmeal into a bowl.
Sprinkle some dried cranberries and desiccated coconut. If you like, you can also add a few more drops of mango puree.
And you are done!
Anyways, that’s all for today. I am sorry I have been a little missing in action from the blogosphere and Facebook. But, I am busy planning my son’s 1st birthday party and let’s just say I have gone crazy overboard! hahah…