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Apple Parsnip Oatmeal with Cranberry Sauce

Who needs help using up their Thanksgiving leftovers? I’m certainly grateful to have ample food in my possession, but I also feel pressure to adequately use my food and not cause any food waste. Thankfully, oatmeal makes an excellent base for, well, just about anything.


Cheddar Apple Pie Oatmeal

YES, cheddar + apple pie. Is this crazy?

I’ve never had cheddar on apple pie, but it’s a thing. Even Martha Stewart supports this sweet-and-salty combo. Even though I’ve never had it, I can imagine it’s good: I’ve had apple slices on grilled cheese sandwiches, after all.

Since I had that cheddar from last week’s Cheddar Bay Biscuit Oatmeal on hand, I decided it was time to give this combo a shot.


This Week in Oatmeal 01/14/2017

Every Saturday, I gather oatmeal recipes from around the web from the previous 1-3 weeks, as well as outstanding Instagram photos. These posts may grow or evolve as time passes. Please feel free to give your feedback in the comments section!

This week’s theme is apple! ? ?




10 Recipes for National Apple Month!

October is National Apple Month! This makes sense, considering it’s the time of year that everyone suddenly develops an interest an apple-picking. You’re definitely going to need some recipes to use up the seven pounds of apples you brought home out of pure excitement. Maybe this list will help you out!

Apple Oatmeal with Chocolate Tahini & Coconut

Apple Oatmeal with Chocolate Tahini and Coconut

This combination of ingredients would not appear to go together at first glance, but they truly do. Chocolate tahini is also a great way to test the waters if you’re new to tahiniland. (more…)

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Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal with Maple Roasted Sweet Potato and Pear

Remember that vegan passover potluck I was telling you about? And remember that food repurpose recipe I promised you? It’s all coming together now.

Cinnnamon Raisin Oatmeal with Maple Roasted Sweet Potato and Pear #OatmealArtist #Vegan

Apparently, there’s this traditional Seder dish called Tzimmes. Not going to lie, it’s pretty freaking delicious. One of the potluck attendees made a variation of it from the Veganomicon cookbook that used sweet potatoes, pears, pecans, and raisins (pictured below). I loved it so much that I brought heaps of leftovers home. (The link to the tzimmes recipe includes an explanation of the Jewish history of the dish.) (more…)

Eggnog Oatmeal with Apple-Cranberry-Chestnut Compote

This is actually two recipes in one. The Eggnog Oatmeal could be eaten alone or topped with anything, and the Apple-Cranberry-Chestnut Compote could be added to any oatmeal you want! I just chose to pair them together.

Although I have made an oatmeal with eggnog before (in overnight form), I wanted to try it again in a new way. In particular, I wanted to try it with zucchini. 🙂

Eggnog Zucchini Oatmeal with Apple-Cranberry-Chestnut Compote #oatmealartist

You could use any eggnog for this, storebought or homemade. I used SoDelicious coconut eggnog (this is not a sponsored post). I like to use coconut-based eggnog because coconut is the richest of the plant-based milks. I can’t imagine drinking eggnog made from rice milk or almond milk since eggnog is supposed to be thick and rich and creamy. But to be fair, I have never even tried rice- or almond-based eggnogs. Maybe they’re amazing. I don’t know and I probably never will. 🙂 (more…)

Applesauce Ancient Grains Oatmeal with Almond Butter and Cherry Jam

After falling in love with Purely Elizabeth’s 6-Grain Ancient Grain Cereal, I decided to work with it again, this time with two special ingredients. 1) almond butter, which costs an arm and a leg, and 2) cherry jam, which my friend bought me from Italy. 🙂

Applesauce Ancient Grain Oatmeal with Cherry Jam and Almond Butter #oatmealartist

The title says applesauce, but you could also use stewed apples, grated apples, or diced apples–whatever floats your yacht. (more…)

Product Review: Purely Elizabeth Cereals

Of course, you all know that I have crazy oatmeal ideas with exotic fruits and unusual flavor combinations. However, when it comes to the grains, I’m pretty boring. I generally stick to plain old oats, occasionally adding flax or chia. And there was that one time I made half-oats, half-quinoa porridge (which was great).

Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grains Oatmeal as Applesauce Oatmeal #vegan

Thus, when I received the opportunity to try Purely Elizabeth cereals, I quickly accepted.

Purely Elizabeth sent me two cereals: the 6-Grain Ancient Grain Oatmeal and an instant Apple Cinnamon Pecan Ancient Grain Oatmeal. The grains in the former include quinoa, millet, buckwheat, amaranth, kaniwa, hemp, flax and chia (and oats, obviously).  (more…)


This Week in Oatmeal 10/10/2015

This is a new Saturday ritual I hope to sustain. I will be including oatmeal recipes from around the web from the previous 1-3 weeks, as well as outstanding Instagram photos. These posts will be minimal to ensure their sustainability, but I hope if will be an enjoyable weekend treat! It may grow or evolve as time passes. Please feel free to give your feedback in the comments section!

This week’s theme is APPLE! 🙂 Happy National Apple Month!

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“Rainy misty morning calls for a big bowl of warming
chai stewed apple oatmeal☔? I cooked my apple
in chai tea for 10 minutes or so, then added my oats, a splash of milk,
lots of cinnamon and a dash of coconut sugar✨? Topped with raisins
and walnuts” by @sophieeatsvegan


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Spiced Apple Cider Oatmeal” by @breakfastdramaqueen

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‘Tis the season ☺️????” by @adancersliveit

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pumpkin, Apple, and raisin oatmeal
by @fortheloveof_pb

Click on the photos above to visit the ‘grammers’ accounts and give them some <3. And yes, I’m aware that several of these oatmeal lovers have been featured in Saturday roundups before, but the apple theme limited me a bit!

Next week’s highlights will feature PUMPKIN! If you want to be included, show me some pumpkin-oatmeal love with the #oatmealartist hashtag!

Blueberry Apple Oatmeal

I’ve done so many oatmeal recipes with apples, but I’m just now exploring the concept of using apples as a base like I do with banana. This is thanks to grating. With a grated apple, you get the taste and volume of apple without the chunks. When you dice an apple, those chunks steal the focus of the oatmeal. When you’re making Apple Pie Oatmeal or Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, that’s a good thing. But sometimes, you want apple in the background. Voila, grating.*

*Or use applesauce, if you insist.

Blueberry Apple Oatmeal by the Oatmeal Artist

In addition to the grated apple, I spiced the base with my usual cinnamon + vanilla combo. Why? Because it’s classic. It works in the majority of my oatmeal recipes. It’s not me being lazy. It’s me acknowledging what works. And this works. Every time. (more…)