I've got to say, after living with this cold the past few days, I wasn't sad to see 2011 pass and take my cold away with it. I had a nice, quiet New Year's Eve at a house-party with friends, and was very glad in the end that feeling sick hadn't kept me at home. I am disappointed though to have missed my Resolution Run. Oh well... maybe a goal for next December?
To start myself off on the right foot in this new year, I picked a clean, easy, one-person portioned meal. It's a bit messy, but it's not anything too complicated for my still semi-foggy brain to handle. It's got apples and cinnamon, so it's already won me over for a breakfast food, plus add in the peanut butter and I was sold! It's a good-for-me breakfast that suits my ambition for the new year.
Oat Bran with Agave-Cinnamon Apples
Makes: 1 serving
1/2 an apple, chopped small
1 Tbsp agave nectar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp dried cranberries
1/3 cup oat bran
1 cup water
1 Tbsp natural peanut butter
In a small pot on medium heat, add the chopped apples, cinnamon and agave. Cook until the apples are slightly soften and the agave has created a syrup, about 4 minutes.
Add 1 cup of water and the oat bran to the pot. Bring to a boil and stir every few seconds until the oat bran starts to thicken. Add the cranberries and cook for another minute.
Source: Fallon's Cucina.