But I don't live very close to a Starbucks. The closest sends me right through town (lots of traffic for a small town!) and takes about fifteen minutes or longer to get there. Plus, it's inside Target, so I can't drive through. So I decided to make my own for when I'm having a craving and don't want to go out.
Quick cook oats
Milk (your choice)--I use unsweetened almond
Chopped nuts (I usually use walnuts but was out and used pecans.)
Sweetener (your choice)--I use Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
Cook one serving of oatmeal according to package directions. About halfway through cook time (I do it in the microwave), add in the cranberries so they'll plump up a bit during the last minute.
When finished cooking, top with the nuts and brown sugar. (You see how much brown sugar I use!! I love mine really sweet.)
Enjoy!! Easy and healthy (if you don't use as much sugar/sweetener as I use.) :)
I also recently discovered McDonald's Fruit and Maple oatmeal. It's fantastic, too! And much closer to my house. :) I plan to try chopping up fresh apple in my homemade version soon.
Are you an oatmeal lover? Care to join me for some this morning? Or maybe for an afternoon snack?