I was looking for the cinnamon when making oatmeal when I found that I’d bought food coloring at some point and promptly forgot about it.
Feeling festive on account of the warm winter weather, I decided I’d settle on blue. I’d like to believe this somehow made it taste better.
And I love nothing more than for winter-themed foods to be as unhealthy (and delicious) as possible. Feel free to substitute Skim Milk for Heavy Cream or forego the butter altogether.
Comforting Blue Oatmeal
1/2 cup of heavy cream
1 tbsp water
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/3 cup Old Wessex 5-grain Cereal (or regular oatmeal!)
1 tsp unsalted butter
1 tsp apple pie spice (or cinnamon/nutmeg/clove mix)
dash of salt
5 drops of blue food coloring (or whichever color you decide upon)
1. Combine heavy cream, water, brown sugar, spices and salt in a saucepan. Bring to medium heat.
2. Stir constantly until boiling, but don’t let the milk burn.
3. Add 5-grain cereal (oats) and cooking/stir for about 2 minutes.
4. Turn off the heat on the stove, add butter, cover, and let stand for 5 minutes.
Adjust milk for how thick/thin you like your hot cereals.