I love the strawberry Quaker oats. Strawberry oatmeal with a dollop of cream - oh yummmm, its my favorite go-to breakfast when I am out of time. I am so not-health-conscious at times and I go to such heights that I even have cream in my coffee. As I said I love strawberry Quaker oats and I stack my pantry with packets of these. Recently I got a 1 kg packet of Quaker oats just because it was on a discount price and there was days to the expiry date. And I picked it up with the pretext that I would make oatmeal every other day ~ a routine that I will stick to, to bump up my health quotient.
Day 2: Why don't we have cornflakes today??? A nod and a villainous smile from the mom is what I get. Ignore kar, ignore kar was what I did.
Day 3: No asking, made some Semiya uppma to start the day. Even the thought of drinking a bland, tasteless oatmeal and that too to kick start the day gave me the chills.
Day 4: What the hell!!! Am gonna eat something tasty and yummy and so in went some pistas, almonds, walnuts, a big squeeze of Hershey's chocolate syrup into my favorite cereal bowl and Kellogg's was what I had.
Quick Cooking Oats - 1 cup
Strawberries - 1/4 cup, chopped
Water - 2 cups
Milk - 1 cup
Brown sugar or sugar - 3 tbsp
Chocolate chips - as needed
Nuts - as needed
How I Made it:
Puree the strawberries and strain to remove seeds. Heat milk and water in a saucepan. Once boiled add the oats and cook till done.
** You could use almond or soy milk for a vegan version
** Add pieces of strawberry to make a chunky version
** Some toasted almonds will add a great crunch.
** Add the chocolate chips when the oatmeal is hot, this will make the chips to melt.
** This amount of strawberry was perfect for me but increase as per taste. This quantity gives a mild berry flavor.
** You could add nutella too.
So thats it Folks...