This is another great recipe to have during these chilly days. A warm bowl of oatmeal to start your cold day? Yes, please!!
Woke up this morning and it was raining. And now, as I'm writing this post, my warm mint tea by my side and looking outside the window, the rain is still falling. Today is a special day for me because it is my birthday! And I actually love the fact that it is raining today. With the rain and the cold wind coming in, you really get to feel that Autumn/Fall weather.
And it just so happens that my birthday falls on Halloween! I also love the fact that my birthday is on Halloween because some people gets so excited to dress up, to decorate their home or to just simply celebrate with their loved ones.
So apparently that the tradition of Halloween date back to the ancient Celtic festival called Samhain. The Celts believed that on the night of October 31st, the ghosts of the dead came back to earth. If you want to know more about this, I recommend you to read more about it online. It's always interesting to read the origins of these festive days!
I apologize I'm going to make this blog post very short because I want to go out and just enjoy my birthday. But please try this recipe!
1 1/2 - 2 cups of plant-based milk
1 tbsp of pure maple syrup
A pinch of salt
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp of ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp of ground ginger
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 cup of finely grated carrots (about 2 carrots--depending on the size)
1 cup of gluten-free oats
Dairy-free chocolate chips
Prepare the carrots. Wash, peel and finely grate the carrots. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and vanilla extract. Bring to medium heat and stir until well-combined.
Add the grated carrots and oats into the saucepan. Stir and bring to medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to low-medium, allowing it to simmer. Let it cook until the oatmeal has softened. If necessary, add in more milk or filtered water (in small increments) until you get a creamy texture.
Serve with your favorite toppings!
Enjoy and HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Have a safe halloween!😊
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