Friday, February 8, 2008

Oatmeal Clusters, Yogurt and Fruit Breakfast

Breakfast is as much an opportunity as any meal to make something delicious. Even that the meal of breakfast is more open to sweeter alternatives like crepes, maple syrup and sugary cereal. Well I felt like have fruit with yogurt and granola clusters recently but didn't have any granola or appropriate cereal. Solution: melt about equal parts butter and brown sugar, throw in enough oatmeal to sort of tie things together; let the mixture cook and caramelize a bit but do not overheat or you'll burn it; set aside till ready to use. As the mixture cools it will also harden and you'll be able to break it up into chunks over a mixture of whatever fruit you happen to have on hand and your favourite plain or flavoured yogurt. It's relatively easy to make, filling and delicious. Plus you can really add anything to the oatmeal to make different sorts of clusters: rice crispies, chopped nuts, and so on.

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