A complete breakfast in a single mug. I love the simplicity of this honey and walnuts hot oatmeal. It’s perfect for a gloomy day because it gives you an instant boost of energy.
Hot oatmeal is a classic in my house since I can remember. Waking up with the smell of a big bowl of oatmeal smelling like cinnamon and honey. It is just so simple and so recomforting at the same time.
A simple flavor combination that works well over and over. Honey and cinnamon is a match made in heaven. You can check my honey and cinnamon cookies for another recipe with these ingredients.
In this case, this hot oatmeal is topped with caramelized walnuts — just roast slightly the walnuts with honey— That brings a good amount of crunchy texture. I like this topping, especially for this season. Nutty and rustic!
The thing I like the most about this recipe is that you don’t need to add refined sugar. Just the honey will sweeten enough the oatmeal. You can add as much as you want to suit your taste.
I hope you like this healthy breakfast alternative that is good for you and is super yummy at the same time.
- 2 cups milk
- ⅔ cups oatmeal whole grain
- 4 tbsp of honey
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 5 Jamaican pepper sweet pepper
- ¼ cup walnuts
- cinnamon powder
- Pinch of salt
Heat the milk over medium heat. Add the cinnamon stick and the Jamaican pepper and let it cook for a couple minutes to release the species flavor.
Add the oatmeal and cook for 5 minutes or until the oatmeal is soft. Sweeten with 3 tbsp of honey (or more if you feel you need it) and add a pinch of salt.
In a small pan, over medium heat roast the walnuts for a couple minutes. All 1 tbsp of honey to caramelize the walnuts. Cook for 5 minutes top.
Serve the hot oatmeal and top with the walnuts and the cinnamon powder.
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