Oatmeal with Bugs (raisins) in it!

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Kim Biegacki

By
@pistachyoo

First thing we would hear in the morning from Grandpa Campbell, "Do you want Oatmeal with Bugs in it?" my Sissy & I would yell down the stairs "yes" we want "bugs" in it.
Funny, how fond memories stay with you a lifetime. It was one of our favorite breakfast meals that Grandpa served. I loved how he cooked the raisins and made them plump.

Since then, the addition of blackstrap molasses I have added due to my Iron deficiency.
Blackstrap Molasses is extremely good for you. Some of the health benefits are:It is a good source of manganese, copper, iron and calcium. It also has 1/2 the sugar of sorghum molasses. For 1 Tbsp. it is only 13 carbs. and add the fiber in from the Oats and it is a great meal.
(You can always omit the brown sugar and use Truvia or another brand of natural sugar too.)

Well, I know it is a simple recipe but it is a most memorable one for me and I hope you enjoy.

Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4 people
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 4 c
    water or milk
  • 1 c
    steel cut oats
  • 1/2 c
    raisins, cooked to plump them up
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1/4 c
    milk or cream, (or soy or rice milk)
  • MY ADDITION

  • 1 Tbsp
    blackstrap molasses

How to Make Oatmeal with Bugs (raisins) in it!

Step-by-Step

  1. The three main ingredients
    First thing we would hear in the morning from Grandpa Campbell, "Do you want Oatmeal with Bugs in it?" my Sissy & I would yell down the stairs "yes" we want "bugs" in it.
    Funny, how fond memories stay with you a lifetime. It was one of our favorite breakfast meals that Grandpa served. I loved how he cooked the raisins and made them plump.

    Since then, the addition of blackstrap molasses I have added due to my Iron deficiency. ( Black-strap Molasses is extremely good for you. Some of the health benefits are:It is a good source of manganese, copper, iron and calcium. It also has 1/2 the sugar of sorghum molasses. For 1 Tbsp. it is only 13 carbs. and add the fiber in from the Oats and it is a great meal.)
    (You can always omit the brown sugar and use Truvia or your favorite sweetener.)
  2. In a small saucepan fill half way with water and bring to a boil. Add your raisins and cook on medium heat for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Here is what your raisins look like after the plumping. :-)
  4. In medium sized saucepan put your 4 cups of milk or water or even 1/2 and 1/2 and bring to a boil. Add your oats and reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered on low for 25 - 30 minutes stirring occasionally.
  5. Before taking off the stove I add the 1 tbsp. of blackstrap molasses if you want it. If not, omit.
    Pour your oats into a bowl and add raisins.
  6. Now, add your butter, brown sugar, salt and 1/4 cup of milk or cream and stir. Now you are ready to eat a "stick to your ribs" breakfast. Delish!!

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About Oatmeal with Bugs (raisins) in it!

Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian



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