baklava oatmeal…

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Here’s my view on oatmeal, it can be a bowl of warm, creamy, comfort food of the morning or a bowl of microwave goopey junk. I don’t know if it’s quick cooking time, or the deadly heat rays but the microwave just does something really gross to oatmeal. Stove top cooking takes 2 minutes longer and is definitely worth the effort. Now I do adore the traditional apple, raisins, or bananas topping but I wanted to mix it up a bit. Honey,lemon, cinnamon, clove, and walnuts all make an appearance in todays recipe inspired from one of my favorite dessert dishes of all time Baklava. I just love how it’s sticky sweet yet somehow clean tasting because of the lemon flavor. So maybe you love baklava like me or maybe you’re starting to get the dreaded spring time head cold, this oatmeal is sure to kill what ales ya…

from me two you,

Sarah

baklava oatmeal

1 C. milk

1/2 C. quick cooking oats

pinch of salt

1 T. honey

1 T. lemon juice

1 T. sugar

2 T. water

pinch of cinnamon

pinch of clove

2 T. chopped walnuts

1. using a small saucepan bring milk to a low simmer. add in quick cooking oats, pinch of salt and stir to combine. let oats cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until oats have absorbed all of the milk.

2. using a small nonstick skillet combine honey, lemon juice, sugar, water, cinnamon, and clove. bring to a low boil, then remove from heat.

3. to serve use a small bowl or glass and begin to layer oatmeal, and chopped nuts. for the top layer sprinkle a few more nuts, then pour our cinnamon syrup over. serve and enjoy.

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32 thoughts on “baklava oatmeal…

  1. I’m seriously obsessed with oatmeal!! This is right up my ally! Thanks for showing a different variation on how to eat it! Oh, BTW, you’re so right about oatmeal in the microwave, ick!

    • thanks tahny..this was super easy, but like you said a nice change up from the normal 🙂 hope your having a great day and thanks for taking the time to stop by….sarah

  2. Sarah, this recipe looks so good. I don’t eat a lot of oatmeal because I always cook it bland and tasteless. You have inspired me to re-look at what I can do with this healthy food. I love the addition of spices and lemon. It sounds really delicious. Topping it up with nuts is brilliant too.

    And I’ve long to tell you that I love the way you layout your words. It’s simple, easy to focus, unique and beautiful.

    • thank you Danny..you are too kind, i am very thankful to have found you and your lovely blog..glad to have you as my friend 🙂 i’m not really a big oatmeal fan either until about a year ago..it’s just so good for you, i wanted to find a few different ways to make it taste better…thanks for taking the time to stop by and i hope your day is going well … sarah

  3. Sarah! Delicious and just gorgeous! The 1st shot in particular is my favorite. The Greek in me just had to hop on and comment — great job, lovely, and what a great idea/twist on an awesome dessert. Who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast 😉 xo

    • thank you so much Christina…the “syrup” really does make all the differance in the world,i just love how you greeks can use a lemon! and thanks for taking the time to stop by…sarah

  4. Somehow you managed the best of both worlds: baklava and oatmeal. Love that! The last photo is so light and welcoming, perfect for spring time! Wish you all the best!

  5. Oatmeal is the best! Sometimes plain and boring, but you just happened to make it the most exotic thing I’ve seen all morning. Never thought of salt, clove or lemon juice to add. Great post Sarah 🙂

    • thank you dear! so glad you enjoyed the post..it really is a good twist to oatmeal, something with the lemon just makes it pop…thanks for taking the time to stop by…sarah

    • 🙂 thank you! well you can be like me and just eat oreos while i read other blogs 🙂 i can’t help it, i just get hungry reading about all this food!..thanks for taking the time to stop by…sarah

  6. What a lovely recipe Sarah! I can just imagine the contrast between the sweet honey and sugar, and the sharpness of the lemon. I know oats are sooo good for you but I’ve never been a fan after suffering grey porridge in my youth but I will definitely try your recipe! Xx Paula

    • well we all have a few “recipes” with unfond memories that just are better left alone…sounds like grey porridge was pretty gross, i don’t think i’d try it again either :)thanks for taking the time to stop by…sarah

  7. I haven’t had oatmeal in ages…I used to eat it everyday and then I felt like I had had enough! But your version looks absolutely delcious. Perfect for an evening snack tonight!

    • thank you so much tableofcolors! yeah oatmeal is one of those “mood” foods for me…just every once in a while i have a taste for it… thanks for taking the time to stop by…sarah

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