The title of this particular recipe is a mouthful. It was a happy accident Sunday morning. I was trying to get in a good, hearty, hot breakfast, while giving myself the little “treat” of splurging on Trader Joe’s Spiced Cider. I bought the cider before Thanksgiving, after sampling a warm little “shot” of it.
The cider is decadent and cinnamony (take THAT, spell check!) I planned on heating it in the teapot at the end of a cool fall evening. But it hasn’t really been “cool” here in New York. Let the record show that I am extremely happy about the unseasonably warm weather.
I don’t have a picture of the finished product because I ate it up before I decided to share it with you – so you will have to settle for this one:
Cider-Spiced Banana Oatmeal with Almonds
A Kelly’s Stellar Kitchen Original!
- ¾ c Trader Joe’s Spiced Cider*
- ½ c quick oats
- 1 tbsp slivered almonds
- ½ banana, mashed
1. Pour spiced cider into tea kettle and heat until it reaches desired warmth. (I took it to a full boil, as my banana was frozen). Mix oats in a cereal bowl.
2. Pour cider over oat and almond mixture. Mix in mashed banana until well combined.
*If you like your oatmeal dryer/wetter, you can add water, milk, or cider to your liking.
You can top this with cinnamon if you wish, but the cider has such rich flavor that it doesn’t really need anything. (On Monday, I made this with 1/2 cup canned pumpkin instead of banana, and topped with 1 tbsp brown sugar.)