31 July 2008

How Do You Eat Your Oatmeal?

I take showers in Pellegrino. That's why I have that bubbly personality that I just know, *flicks hair*, YOU ALL LOOOVE!

My car runs on used Starbucks coffee grounds. That's all it's good for! *buuuuurn, oooh!*

How do youuu eat your oooatmeal, with brown sugar? BLEEEGH. I use ganaaache. *Hmpf, hmpf, HMPF!*

By this time, you're probably wondering if I'm suffering from multiple personality disorder. You're correct. Starbucks coffee is the bestest evahhhh! You're wrong, I only have ONE personality. Deal with it.

Actually, Kath from Kath Eats Real Food is hosting a contest for the most creative bowl of oatmeal. The prize, awarded to 10 people, is a box of Blueberry Vanilla Crackle Granola Planks and an Apple Ginger Spice Country Square from Honest Foods.

Peach "Mound Bar" Oatmeal

The first step is to peel 3 peaches, chop, place in a pot and add 3 tablespoons sugar, about 1/4 cup of water, and a pinch of salt. Let cook on a medium heat, all bubbly like, until reduced and thickened somewhat (sorry, I didn't time it).

Second step is to add however much water to the ratio of oats (steel cut oats, in my case) that you are using. I probably shouldn't have made so much because I didn't really taste the peach mixture unless I took a bite of the peach. Anyway, cook the oatmeal as you would normally.

Third step is to serve yourself a bowl, add a dollop of ganache (Nutella, chocolate chips, maybe a bit of milk/cream/soy milk, etc.), then sprinkle with toasted coconut.

For my explanation, I don't normally put leftover ganache in my oatmeal, mainly because I never thought of it before. I definitely don't make ganache for the sole purpose of mixing it with oatmeal, either. (Be on the lookout for ganache cupcakes, coming soon to this here blog! *insert a picture of Conan O'Brien with a thumbs up hand gesture*) But as an homage to my all-time favorite candy of my youth, the Mounds bar, here it is, in oatmeal form.

(A shout-out to my younger brother for inspiring the snooty dialogue with his random sketch.)



  1. HAHA!! This post made me laugh out loud :0)

    Your oatmeal looks STELLAR - oh yum.

  2. that oatmeal sounds right up my husbands alley. If I make ganache he'll put the leftovers on anything!

  3. That is a pretty creative bowl of oatmeal! I like the idea of putting peaches in it.

    Good luck in the contest! Sounds like fun.

  4. Yes, yes, good luck in the contest! Ganache is my new favorite food LOL

  5. Ooooo looks yumm. I love oatmeal in the morning. I put brown sugar on it, or honey with cinnamon and cloves, dried fruit or berries...slivers of nuts or whole ones. I once put grated apple into it with honey...very very good brain food for a cold morning!

  6. VeggieGirl - I'm glad you enjoyed it! My brother and I were cracking up when he started acting it out.

    Kat - Ooh, spread ganache on graham crackers and apples!!!

    Emiline - Peaches in oatmeal is one of my favorite combinations. The texture of the peaches is almost mango-like.


    Nikki Miller-Ka - Ganache is its own food group =D

    Smaro - This is one of the first times I had oatmeal in the summer. I love it in the cooler months, but in the summer I just can't get myself to eat it, so I switch to granola and muesli.

    Try adding some rice in while it cooks. It might take a bit longer to cook, but it's rice puddin-ish.

  7. That's some well traveled, upscale oatmeal :) Peaches from the south, Ganache from, uh some fancy place...

    But anyways, I like the idea. Oatmeal is a fuel that lasts for hours on end... sooo happy my mom forced it on me when I was a little kid. Oatmeal would beat up the Trix rabbit in a fight for sure... Oh and that personality thing, might want to get that checked :)

  8. I can't believe I am just reading your site now! We both are runners/foodies and posted about oatmeal (kath inspired us) within a day. Love the blog lady! You will definitely be an addition to my blogroll.

  9. LOL nice writing


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