For most the word oatmeal conjures up a tasteless gruel served at summer camps or in your grandparents kitchen. I promise you it can be so much more than that. If we are home on a Saturday morning we will cook up a pot of oatmeal without fail. I find it so comforting likely due to the fact it’s also what my parents usually make on Saturday’s. My dad’s speciality? Adding apples to the oats while they are cooking.
Below is the quickest base recipe for making dressed up oats to your liking. You will never go back to plain oats again.
Time: 20 minutes
Serves: Makes 2 bowls
1 cup of rolled oats, cooked according to package*
1/2 cup of your fruit of choice
1/4 cup of something creamy (kefir, yogurt, oat milk, coconut yogurt)
1/4 cup of something nutty (walnuts, almonds, hemp hearts, pumpkin seeds)
1/4 tsp warming spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice or a combination)
- Cook rolled oats according to package. If you wish to add any fruit while it’s cooking, add at the same time you add the oatmeal. You may have to cook a little longer than the suggested cook time.
- Once oats are cooked, take off heat and stir in your warming spices. Let the oatmeal cool slightly before portioning.
- Portion into two bowls, and top with something creamy (kefir is my favourite), fruit and something nutty.
- Serve & enjoy.
– Magical Properties –
Oatmeal is packed full of nutrients that will support your health including soluble fibre, protein, thiamin, magnesium and iron. Add fruits or nuts for an even more powerful breakfast.
* Use any oats to your liking