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Strawberry Cream Oatmeal

Ingredients

For the strawberry cream

  • 1/4 cup Chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup Strawberry puree
  • 1 (1/2 inch wide) strip of Lemon
  • 1/3 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup Heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon Unsalted butter melted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Vanilla extract

For the oatmeal

  • 3 cups Whole milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla powder
  • 1 tablespoon Unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Granulated sugar optional
  • 1 cup Old fashioned rolled oats (not instant or quick cooking)
  • Toasted walnuts optional

Instructions

Make the strawberry cream:

  • Combine walnuts, strawberry puree, spices, granulated sugar, heavy cream, butter, and vanilla extract in a food processor. Process until smooth and creamy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Transfer strawberry cream to a container with a tightfitting lid and place in the refrigerator until ready to use. strawberry cream will last about a week, covered, in the refrigerator.

Make the oatmeal:

  • In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, salt, cinnamon, vanilla powder, butter, and granulated sugar (if using). Bring mixture to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the oats.
  • Simmer the mixture, stirring occassionally until the oats open and thicken, about 10-15 minutues.
  • Remove mixture from heat and stir in as much strawberry cream as desired. As much as you like. 1 tablespoon, 1/4 cup. This is your breakfast.
  • Stir in toasted walnuts, if desired.
  • Oatmeal serves two. Strawberry Cream is enough for at least 4 bowls of oatmeal.