Friday, April 22, 2011

Baklava Oatmeal!

Sorry, for the slow posting! It's the end of the semester, and I'm running around like crazy trying to get all my projects / speeches / reports / presentations / tests / homework / extra credit out of the way before finals. Blech. I am so stoked about this semester ending. My super exciting giveaway announcement is coming up soon, I swear! I'm going to have a giveaway every Friday in the month of May, so please stay tuned! I need to take some pictures before I announce just what I got up my sleeve!

Anywho, the other night I was trying to study for my math test, but a certain little dog was extremely bored. After lying all over me, then rolling around on my homework, he finally decided he could get some attention by playing tug-of-war with the clothing I was presently wearing (he also has an affinity for the old-man sweaters I wear). He didn't give up until he got tired! After which he sat next to me and had a snickety snack to recharge. Lol. He's a strange one.  
But speaking of that math test... I was in need of some good brain food before I ventured out into the world. I had just happened to have the makings of baklava on hand, so I decided that some baklava oatmeal was in order! It really turned out perfect and the wholesome goodness was just what I needed to power through my test. I did have to prep this the night before because a little soaking time was required for the figs, but that actually make my morning breakfast making go much quicker. I'm pretty sure you'll love this (and sorry about the icky photo! I use my cell phone, lol)!

Baklava Oatmeal:1/2 c. rolled or old-fashioned oats
1 c. unsweetened almond milk
2 dried figs, chopped
1/2 Tb. raisins
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
Pinch cardamom
1/2 Tb. agave or honey
2 Tb. chopped mixed nuts (pistachios, walnuts, and almonds are a great combo)

1. In a bowl, combine the oats, almond milk, figs, and raisins. Cover and let sit overnight.

2. The next morning, add the vanilla, cinnamon, and cardamom. Nuke in the microwave 2-4 minutes (depends on your microwave). Stir in the agave and top with chopped nuts. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

I love baklava! The texture is so yummy. I'm also loving that picture of the dog! :)


Jess of Midwest Vegan said...

Oh yes, I love the texture too! I'd like to make it sometime when I have some extra time!

And the little dog is Peanut, he's my study buddy. :)

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan said...

Ohhh my gosh, baklava oatmeal is BRILLIANT! Well done!

Lenna said...

Baklava oatmeal? Sounds like a brilliant idea to me!:) I like baklava and I like oatmeal even more, so it must be hit:)

Becky said...

dude! you had me at baklava!

thank you :) said...

Sounds like a great idea! I will try it out!