what’s up doc?
During a grocery store run I walked by some golden raisins and quickly decided those needed to come with me! I’ve been wanting to make carrot cake oatmeal and thought the golden raisins would be a perfect addition to the recipe. I love oatmeal but interestingly enough it actually bloats me (and no, I’m not allergic to gluten) but it’s so darn good! You can do so many things with it.
I’m sure this will be one of many oatmeal recipes.
⅓ cup old-fashioned oats
⅔ cup unsweetened almond milk
¼ tsp cinnamon
2.5 oz carrot purée (1 small container of Gerber baby food)
10 drops of liquid vanilla crème stevia
Take ⅓ of the unsweetened almond milk and the oatmeal and put it in the microwave for 2 minutes. I do this so the oats can cook all the way since I use the old-fashioned oats instead of instant kind. Mix the rest of the ingredients (add as much shredded carrots, walnuts, and raisins as you like) and cook for another minute.
Yes, I did use baby food in this recipe. There’s a few reasons why this is a great option. The additional level of care that is applied to making baby food makes it a healthy wholesome high-quality food. In most cases (especially single ingredient versions), it’s literally just the purée vegetable and/or fruit with no additional salt, starch, artificial flavors or colors. It’s also the best way to incorporate different flavors into recipes like oatmeal. There’s literally a ton to choose from: peas, squash, sweet potato, zucchini, pear, banana, etc. Who said baby food is just for babies?