Contributed By Marissa Bognanno, Professional Chef & Zumba Instructor, and Author of The Boot Blog
1/3 cup oatmeal (I love Silver Palate's Thick & Rough Oatmeal)
3/4 cup water
handful chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon brown sugar
dash of vanilla extract
Place water and oatmeal together in a saucepan over medium high heat. When the liquid and oats come to a boil stir well to keep it from sticking and keep stirring until most of the liquid is absorbed. Take off the heat, pour into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients.
Obviously since the discovery of toppings, I've been having a blast experimenting with oatmeal (see Banana Bread Steel Cut Oats and Baked Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal) and who wouldn't after a lifetime of blah? Now if only I can get pork chops to taste this good...