A bowl of Oatmeal in the morning (or anytime) is tasty and will keep you satisfied for several hours.

Extra Prep Time: Can be made without presoaking, but consistency is smoother if soaked for eight to twelve hours.Quantity: 1 1/2 cups (for one hungry person)

– 1/2 cup steel-cut oats
– 1 1/2 tablespoons raisins
– 1 teaspoon cinnamon, plus a sprinkle as a garnish when serving
– 3/4 cup water
– apple or pear, chopped but not peeled or cored
– banana and/or berries, fruit slices such as peach, nectarine, plum (optional)

Soak oats, raisins and cinnamon in the water for eight to twelve hours in a covered bowl (or in the blender) left on the counter.

Blend the soaked ingredients and the apple or pear.

Serve in a bowl. Sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon. Yummy with banana slices, berries and/or fruit slices on top.

From "Uncooking With RawRose – Your Guide to Raw Foods” by Rose Vasile (www.rawrose.com)