I succumbed. I had to do it.
I finally purchased butterscotch morsels, you know, the ones from Nestle with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). I know they are artificially flavored too, and it goes against everything I so firmly believe in.
But, what was I suppose to do? There are no other brands which make butterscotch morsels without HFCS? If you know of one, enlighten me.
For the longest time I’ve wanted to make Butterscotch Walnut Oatmeal and today I finally did it. Since the morsels already contains high fructose corn syrup, I skipped adding additional sugar. It was a slightly healthy guilty pleasure. Enjoy!
NUTRITION: Oats help reduce cholesterol and are a good source of protein and fiber. Milk is an excellent source of Calcium and Protein. Walnuts are an excellent source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids.
- Quaker Old-Fashioned Oats – 1/3 cup
- Milk 1% Low Fat Milk – 1/2 cup
- Water – 1/2 cup
- Vanilla Extract – 1/2 tsp
- Butterscotch Morsels – 1 tbsp
- Walnuts – 1 tbsp (chopped)
1. Start by heating oats, milk, and water in a small pot on low to medium heat.
2. Add the vanilla extract. Stir in between until the oatmeal warms up a bit.
3. Once the oatmeal warms up and thickens up slightly, add the butterscotch morsels.
4. Keep stirring. Notice the color changes to a subtle orange.
5. While the oatmeal heats up, chop the walnuts and set aside.
6. Once the oatmeal bubbles, turn off the stove and pour the oatmeal into a serving bowl.
7. Garnish with walnuts.
8. Indulge. It is so so so good!!! You can add a sliced banana to make this even healthier.