This recipe is so simple. My daughter is an oatmeal fiend, so first thing in the morning I gather my oatmeal ingredients and put it on the stove to cook. This allows me to let it cook while I sit down at the computer and put my daily plan together (before the kids wake-up). By the time my daughter comes downstairs for breakfast the oatmeal is ready, thickened, and cooled down enough for her to eat.
I have MANY oatmeal variations, but this is the current favorite in our house…it feels like the favorite flavor rotates every few weeks. Maybe it will become one of your new favorites…
As I said, this recipe is so simple. Pour all of the ingredients into a small pot on medium heat and bring it to a boil. Once the oatmeal comes to a boil, turn the heat down to low and simmer until you reach your desired consistency.
These are the candied nuts that I use in my kale salad recipe. The other night I ran out of candied nuts and put roasted nuts in the kale salad we were having with dinner…my family made it very clear to me that the candied nuts are an integral part of the kale salad! So, today I needed to make some more candied nuts.
In a separate bowl put the coconut sugar, shredded coconut, cinnamon, and water. Mix well.
Sweet Coating Pre-Mix
Mixed Sweet Coating
Combine the sweet coating with the raw nuts. Mix well to coat.
Sweet Coating on the Raw Nuts
Place the nuts on either a cookie sheet (I also use a silpat) or on a dehydrator tray with a ParaFlexx lining.
Place On A Baking Sheet
Or a Dehydrator Tray
If you plan on baking the nuts, put them in the oven at 200 degrees. You will need to watch the nuts carefully to make sure they do not burn. The candied nuts will be done when the coating is no longer wet. When you take them out of the oven to cool they will harden. If they are not crunchy enough for you, return them to the oven for some additional baking time.
If you will be using the dehydrator (I used my Excalibur), put the tray of nuts in the dehydrator at 115 degrees for 8-10 hours. Check the nuts after about 3-4 hours, take them off of the Paraflexx, and place them directly on the Polyscreen tray. Once you remove the nuts from the dehydrator they will crisp as they cool.
Into the Dehydrator
When the nuts have cooled, put them in a bag and store them in the freezer.
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