Defeat the shivers, face cold mornings with breakfast bravado!
The following variation of classic oatmeal is so easy to make, the first effect will be a smug glow of satisfaction. The follow-up sensation of well-being will last on through the morning - as we all know, that's one of the benefits of getting a nutritious start to the day.
Hearty Oatmeal With Pears, Raisins and Pecans
(Preparation 10 minutes)
1 Bosc pear, cored and chopped
1-cup old fashioned oatmeal
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ cup raisins
2 cups water
¼ cup toasted pecans
In a large glass bowl combine pear, oatmeal, cinnamon, brown sugar, raisins and water. Microwave on high for 7 minutes or until pears are tender. Divide between two bowls, top with pecans and serve warm.
Makes 2 servings.
(Recipe for AP from the Pear Bureau Northwest)