Try as I might, I’ve never really been a savory breakfast kind of girl. Sure, I’ll eat an occasional slice of leftover pizza, and I’ll happily break this rule at brunch, but if it’s earlier than 10 AM, it has to be at least slightly sweet. Now don’t worry, it’s not like I subsist on caramels and cookies alone (although I have been known to eat cake for breakfast), most mornings I start off with a BIG bowl of oatmeal with some combination of fruit and nuts. Wholesome, right?
Among my many food quirks, perhaps the one that stands out the most is my unabashed love for oats. I would happily eat oatmeal for breakfast every day, and generally do; I have been known to “pregame” a brunch out with a small bowl of oatmeal, or eat it for dinner, in order to get my daily fix. Hell, I even list oatmeal as one of my interests on Facebook. I realize that most normal individuals do not share my oat fanaticism, and are not compelled to drop everything when a recipe combining oats and almonds (another top 10 favorite food*) pops up, but in this case you should.