Thursday, January 3, 2008
This is Brian's cereal-- he guards it carefully. Stephen would really like to have some-- but it's a rare treat when it's shared.
3 c. rolled oats
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 c. of any additions you like (I do craisins, sunflower seeds, grape nuts, coconut, walnuts and almond slivers)
In a skillet (I do an electric skillet set to 375 degrees) set at med high. Put the oats in and stir constantly for 10 minutes. Add salt and brown sugar, stir another 10 minutes. The idea is to heat the oats enough that the sugar melts onto them.
Turn off (or take off) heat. Stir in spice. Let cool for 30 minutes. Add all your additions. Cool completely and store in an air tight container.