Up until a month ago, I was a solid pancakes kind of guy. Never been a huge fan of eggs, and oatmeal never left me all that satisfied.
Until, that is, I learned how to properly do oatmeal from one of my teammates. I was sitting there, munching on my hippie bars, grieving my lack of pancakes that morning while my fellow teammate tackled a bowl of oatmeal at least twice the size of his head, filled with nuts and fruit and god knows what else.
Ooooohhhh.... So that's how it's done. I can do that.
I'm now one of those oatmeal people. Here's how I do it.
Step 1: Get hot water going for oatmeal and coffee.
Step 2: You need a huge mound of instant oatmeal. Don't hold back here. This is the glue that holds it all together. I usually make it a little on the dry side, but do what you like. Use milk if you can.
Step 3: Cinnamon. Again, go crazy with it. I've never had too much cinnamon in my oatmeal.
Step 4: Dried Apples. I usually add just enough to get some apple flavor. Raisins work in a pinch.
Step 5: Walnuts. At least 1/4 lb. This is the long haul food for the morning.
Step 6. Drench that fucker in maple syrup. REAL maple syrup.