I wake up very early in the morning. I wake up before the sun is up and long before the busses start running in the city. I wake up and hear people talking loudly as they stumble home from big nights out. I wake up when bakers wake up.
This is not when boyfriends wake up, or at least not mine.
So I get up quietly, and do as little as possible to make noise, rattle dishes, or open drawers.
And this is all well and good except it takes me about twice as long to bike to work in the morning if I don`t eat breakfast and drink a cup of tea.
So I started making instant oatmeal.
It`s insanely easy, so easy I almost feel guilty putting a recipe for it up, but every morning when I make it I feel guilty for not sharing it.
The only things I always put in it are the oats, brown sugar and coconut, I like the coconut, it gives it a bit of a creamy texture and adds some extra protein. The nuts and fruit I put in change up all the time. I don`t like breakfast ruts.
What I do like though, is that this is not only a great breakfast for quick early mornings but also a terrific breakfast for camping, which is what I did this weekend, and it was nothing short of wonderful.
5 cups Quick Oats, or 1 Minute Oats
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Shredded unsweetened Coconut
1 cup Slivered Almonds
1 cup diced Dried Apricots
Mix all ingredients together.
Add half a cup of mix to a bowl and add 1/2 cup of boiling water on top
You can share some with your new best friend Cornelius if you felt so inclined. He likes almonds.
And then, with all this new found energy you feel like you can climb this mountain!
Or at least survive a workday. Happy Tuesday!