French Toast Oatmeal and Indian Food

On Tuesday I said that since I could not work out a lot I would focus on what I can do and what I can eat. Since then I have been taking that statement very seriously. (It may also have something to do with the fact that cooking is a lot more fun than Master’s thesis writing. Maybe.)

For dinner last night my sister and I made Indian food using a store-bought butter curry paste.


We decided to spice up the recipe by sauteing an onion and a red pepper in some olive oil and adding a cup of cashews before throwing in the sauce and chicken. It turned out AMAZING.

We also bought some naan from the store and brushed it with some melted butter, sauteed garlic, and dried parsley.

Delicious. The local Indian restaurant better look out. It has some serious competition now!

For dessert we decided to try something new. I saw this recipe on vanillandspice for Silken Honey and Lemon Cream and really wanted to try it.

It was very light and tart, and good for something different, but not an all-time favorite. I’m more of a sweet girl, myself!:)

Speaking of my sweet tooth–breakfast this morning totally hit the sweet tooth spot.

Just when I thought I was out of ways to cook oatmeal, I came across this recipe for French Toast Oatmeal from The Edible Perspective.

Can I just say, wow. Wow! This oatmeal doesn’t just taste like it was “inspired” by french toast, it tastes like actual french toasts. For. Reals.

French Toast Oatmeal
Recipe adapted from Edible Perspective

1/2 cup old fashioned oats
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1 banana
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg, whisked
1 tablespoon ground flax meal (optional)
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon walnuts (optional)
blueberries (optional)

Directions: Put the milk, water, cinnamon, and half of the banana (sliced) into a small sauce pot and bring to a boil. Once the mix is boiling, add oats and lower heat to simmer for five minutes. With three minutes in cook time remaining, stir in the vanilla extract and ground flax meal. With two minutes remaining, stir in the whisked egg until mixed well, and then let cook without stirring for the remaining two minutes. Pour into a bowl and top with the other half of the banana, syrup, and any additional toppings (such as walnuts and blueberries:).

I highly suggest using the whole egg (vs. egg whites) for this recipe. It really makes the oatmeal creamy and taste JUST like french toast.

New favorite oatmeal recipe. Hands down.

What is your favorite breakfast food? If you like french toast, you have to try this recipe!
-French toast is my favorite breakfast food, tied with chocolate chip pancakes:).


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45 Responses to French Toast Oatmeal and Indian Food

  1. Sarah says:

    Your breakfast looks so good! I will have to give it a try.

    P.S. I have no clue how I picked the name kiwi for my cat? It took us almost a month to name the poor thing.

    • It was amazing! I have heard of cooking an egg in oatmeal before, but I had never tried it. I was totally missing out! this oatmeal was so good!

      Aww, haha, well I think it’s an adorable name! I love it:).

  2. Stephanie says:

    French toast is my favorite too. Ok NOW you have HAVE to come to vegas – all i can say is WHITE CHOCOLATE FRENCH TOAST. Thats right, its amazing…and where do we acquire said french toast – well in Vegas at the MGM Grand Signature. We are going! πŸ˜‰

  3. I don’t know if I could narrow favorites breakfasts down to ONE item, I just love breakfast food in general! Especially if I eat it for dinner πŸ˜€ I do happen to be a huge french toast fan, so this sounds delicious! Your Indian food looks really good too–I sometimes get intimidated about trying it at home, buying a premade sauce seems like a good compromise between eating in and enjoying good Indian food!

    • Breakfast is my favorite meal! I love all breakfast foods, too. But French toast and pancakes are at the top of the list for me:). Yeah, it was a good compromise! Honestly, the pre-made sauces are easier and taste better than some of the completely from scratch meals I’ve tried.

  4. Okay I’m definitely making that french toast oatmeal tomorrow.
    I’m so impressed you made indian food! I STILL need to TRY it, nevermind actually cook it myself. But I’ll keep the recipe in the back of my mind for when I eventually do! Thanks!!

    • It was really so good! And super filling:). Uhm, yes, you DO need to go try Indian food. I had to have it a few times before I liked it, actually. I think because the first two times were at a buffet place maybe the food wasn’t as high quality? But now I love it. If you do go, go with some of the classics like butter chicken or chicken tikka marsala:).

  5. Those oats look delicious! There are very few breakfasts as filling and delicious as a good bowl of oatmeal. πŸ™‚

    You know, I’ve never had indian food. I’ve always wanted to try it, though!

    • So true! I’ve been eating oatmeal a lot because it’s so good and is one of the few things that actually fills me up. This recipe was REALLY filling, too. I hadn’t had Indian food for a long time, too, and when I first tried it it was at a lunch buffet place with coworkers, and I was NOT very impressed. But after going to other places for dinner I found stuff I REALLY liked:). I think butter chicken is a pretty simple one so it would be a good one to start with:).

  6. caratunkgirl says:

    Both of those look fantastic!! I am totally getting some of that butter curry stuff. And the french toast oatmeal looks heavenly!! Can’t wait to try that either!! πŸ™‚

  7. Tina @ vanillandspice says:

    I’m more of a sweet girl too! I completely agree with you.
    I’m trying that oatmeal tomorrow, my mouth was watering while I was reading about it.

  8. Allison says:

    That oatmeal looks amazing. I love french toast so I will have to try it soon!

  9. patty says:

    I’ve never had Indian food…not sure if I would like it. BUT the oatmeal looks good enough to eat for dinner too.

  10. oooh fun!!!! It looks soooo good! =) I mess with their chickpea packet all the flipping time! love their flavors but they need more bulk… so I do this:

  11. French toast oatmeal?? I gotta try this!

  12. Priyanka says:

    When I have the time, I love to have french toast for breakfast. Yours looks delicious!

  13. Chuck says:

    Using the whole egg makes oatmeal sooo much creamier! I wish I had all those ingredients with me here in Tampa! Right now I have… Banana lol. I ‘m making the grocery run in the morning though… gotta stock up before (and for after) the race!

    What fun plans do you have this weekend?

    • So glad to hear you made it to Tampa safely. Oh yes, a grocery store run in pertinent to getting moved in to the new place, especially with a race this weekend (I still think you are crazy–in a good way–for doing a HIM after that long move down there!:).

      Sadly, so far my weekend is looking pretty lame. I have a lot of work to do on my thesis, so I might be doing a lot of writing this weekend (boring). I am sure some fun stuff will turn up, too, but I am also looking forward to a slow weekend after some of the crazy ones we’ve had lately:).

      Oh and I will also be virtually cheering you and my friend Lauren (who is also doing a HIM–her first–this weekend:). Woohoo:)

  14. DiningAndDishing says:

    hehe, im kind of glad you are doing so much food posting because it’s definitely what i enjoy reading!! indian food is soooo yummy and i never make it myself. your dish looks awesome!

    – Beth @

    • Haha, well I am glad I am making some people happy with my inability to run;). This was only the second time I have attempted to make it myself, but the first with a pre-made sauce. It made it super easy and the addition of the peppers/onions/cashews still made it taste like a high-quality dish. I definitely recommend it!:)

  15. Lauren says:

    Indian food is the one type of food that I love, but am always scared to make. I don’t know why it intimidates me so much… I think I need to get over it though, because you make it sound so simple!

    And I love adding maple syrup, flax and a banana to my oatmeal but have never tried making it with an egg before. I see bloggers do it all the time, but never really understood what it added – until now!! You had me sold at “French toast”. I’ll definitely be trying this πŸ™‚

    • Hey, Lauren! This was only my second time making it but with the store-bought sauce packet it IS super easy, and the addition of the cashews/onions/peppers still made it taste like a really high-quality dish (and I did the jasmine rice in the rice cooker). It was really pretty awesome! And it’s definitely easy, you should totally do it!:) This recipe only took about 30 mins to cook (maybe 40 including prep time). Not too shabby!

      I had seen people put the egg in the oatmeal before, too, and it seemed weird to me. Although I haven’t tried it yet in any other recipe, I can totally say it works for the french toast oatmeal!:)

  16. Did Jason try this out yet?! You are a fantastic chef—can I live with you? I’ll do the dishes!!!

  17. Jason did make it for his wife this morning!:) (Not sure if he ate it, too). He said it was going on the breakfast menu, though, so I am guessing that means it was a success!

    YES, please come live with me. I hate doing the dishes–they’re the worst part about cooking! I am sold!:)

  18. Wow, I saw “French toast oatmeal” and I was already hooked on the marriage of my two favorite breakfast foods! Then I read the recipe and I was pleasantly surprised that I already have all the ingredients! Thank you very much.

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  20. Samantha says:

    Wow I am super impressed with that Indian dish. Looks amazing!! I don’t have the patience for cooking. ha

  21. Stephanie says:

    ok finally did twitter and facebook, sorry for the delay

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