Topped with fruit and just a drizzle of maple syrup, it's a breakfast that's healthy and frugal, too.
When we discovered almond paste stirred into our hot morning oats, though, a whole new world was opened to us. Oh. My. Word. The almond paste added a creaminess that could not compare to anything else we used prior!
First, soak 3/4 cup of almonds (without skins, if you can find them) in a small bowl of water overnight.
In the morning, drain the almonds and put them in a blender or food processor. Add a drizzle of honey and three or four tablespoons of water, then puree, scraping down the sides as necessary.
Spoon the mixture into a jelly jar or small airtight container. Keep refrigerated. When you're ready to use the almond paste, add a heaping tablespoon to your oats and stir. That's it :o) So easy!
We think almonds and cherries go well together, so here is a bowl of our cherry-almond oats...sheer yumminess...
This post is linked with the Nourishing Gourmet's Pennywise Platter Thursday and Life as Mom's Ultimate Recipe Swap.