Oatmeal cooked up with fresh and dried fruits, raw nuts and seeds is a yummy way to start the day.
2 cups oatmeal
5-6 cups water (more water will take a little longer to cook, and makes a lighter, creamier cereal)
2 apples chopped (if not organic, peeled)
2 ripe bananas sliced
½ cup nuts and seeds: sunflower, pumpkin, walnuts, pecans, almonds chopped into small pieces
½ cup raisins
1 tsp cinnamon
Mix all the dry ingredients in a large saucepan. Stir in the water. Cook over medium heat until it boils, stirring occasionally. Mixture will thicken. Lower heat, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Garnish with additional nuts, sweeten with agave nectar or maple syrup (if desired) and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top. Serves 4.