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Day 313: Carrot & Fruit Oatmeal Slump ◄

What an easy, delicious breakfast!

It's a carrot and fruit non-dairy (and thus vegan) version of the fruit and nut with yogurt Swiss Muesli featured in a December Kitchen Parade column and which 15-year old Matthew took to calling 'slump' as he made it for our breakfast several times over Christmas.

Slump. It's a good name, yes?

I wondered if the carrot would seem, well, off, a gratuitous addition only to include a vegetable. But it was good, really good; the carrot matched beautifully with the pineapple.

NUTRITION NOTES ... I can't imagine living without oatmeal or fruit but Carb Counters, sorry, Slump is off limits for you. Weight Watchers, be sure to watch portion size, it'd be easy to consume more points than you want.

NEXT TIME ... I'll fool around with fresh fruit, perhaps a few nuts. This is a great way to use up odds and ends in the pantry.

FROM THE ARCHIVES ... See the Recipe Box for other breakfast ideas.

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Hands-on time: 5 minutes
Time to table: 30 minutes (or overnight, like with Swiss Muesli)
Serves 1, easily multiplied

Per person

1/4 cup oatmeal (old-fashioned or quick but not instant)
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 carrot, grated
2 tablespoons crushed pineapple with juice (about 1/4 an 8-ounce tin, be sure to get the pineapple in its own juice)
Few raisins or currants
Pinch cinnamon
Pinch nutmeg

Mix all the ingredients and let rest for juices to moisten the oatmeal. Serve and enjoy!

Per Serving: 189 Cal (9% from Fat, 9% from Protein, 82% from Carb); 4 g Protein; 2 g Tot Fat; 0 g Sat Fat; 41 g Carb; 4 g Fiber; NetCarb37; 39 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 24 mg Sodium; 0 mg Cholesterol; Weight Watchers 3 points

  • When you see this in the title and the Recipe Box, you know the recipe's a personal favorite. Tastes vary, of course, but the mark is one indication of another vegetable recipe that's worth paying attention to.

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I love this idea! Especially the night before prepping. Thanks.

That looks delicious! But can oatmeal be eaten without cooking it first? I guess I'm a bit confused...

It doesn't cook, exactly, it just softens. And it's truly delicious.

The Swiss Muesli version soaks overnight in juice, this carrot version didn't seem to need that long, I left it on the counter for maybe 30 minutes, enough time to drink the first cup of coffee and read the paper!

That's a really interesting adaptation - I'll have to give it a go.

I love reading the various recipes on your website. This is my first attempt at trying your recipes. Really enjoyed this carrot and fruit oatmeal slump. I let it soak for 30 minutes like suggested. Mine was still a bit watery on the side. The oatmeal didn't absorb all of the liquids, so my end product didn't look as pretty as your picture. But it tasted WONDERFUL. Can't wait to make it again for breakfast tomorrow morning. Thanks for a great one!

Hi Jennifer - Thanks so much for taking the time to say! Glad the 'slump' worked even if a little watery. BTW I really really really love the Swiss Muesli. When I was in Switzerland a few years ago, I fell in love with that fruit-yogurt-oatmeal stuff.

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