Saturday, December 20, 2008

Silk Nog Saves the Day

This morning I awoke to the sound of rain pitter pattering on the roof, at last some proper winter weather here in San Diego! To celebrate the stormy day I decided to make a winter weather breakfast favorite, banana oatmeal. I measured the oats, toasted the walnuts, sliced up a banana, gathered a few spices and went to the fridge to get the vanilla soy milk only to find that gasp! There was none to be found!! Oats without milk would just not be the same! I searched and searched thinking there must be some hidden in the back somewhere but alas there was none. What we did have though was a full carton of delicious silk nog and with that a delicious new oatmeal creation was born.


Happy Holiday Oats

Serves one


 1 cup silk nog

½ cup oats

½ teaspoon vanilla

a dash of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and clove

1 small banana, sliced


Topping Ingredients

a sprinkle of brown sugar

1 tablespoon walnuts or pecans, toasted and chopped

a splash more of silk nog


Combine silk nog and oats in a small saucepan and cook over medium high heat until bubbly then lower heat to a light simmer. Add to this the vanilla and spices then stir to combine, let simmer a minute or two and then add the sliced bananas. Let this cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until most of the liquid has absorbed into the oats.

Once the oats are done pour them into a bowl and top with all of the scrumptious toppings.

Now put on some festive tunes or your favorite holiday film (I highly recommend Elf or Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer), sit by the fire and enjoy your delicious bowl of holiday goodness.


seamaiden said...

Hope those are gluten-free certified oats! ;)

I like the Silk Nog quite a bit myself. :)


rachel marie said...

But of course! :-) I use to purchase GF oats from Henry's but they mysteriously disappeared from the shelves a few months ago. Luckily there are a few stores in San Diego like Jimbos that carry Lara Scudder's GF oats