Not My Momma’s Oats

simple-oatmeal-recipe

oatmeal recipe

When I was a little girl, my mom used to fix oatmeal for breakfast pretty often. She would cook the oats on the stovetop and when they were all done she would top them with so much milk, brown sugar and butter that you almost forgot you were eating oatmeal. We pretty much turned them into a dessert, but boy were they yummy.

I still eat a lot of oatmeal, but not my momma’s oats! As delicious as they might have been, the finished product wasn’t very nutritional. These days, the oatmeal in our house is fixed a little differently, but it is just as tasty.

Fixing oatmeal is similar to putting together a salad.  Like the greens in a salad, the oats are the base, and the sky is the limit to how many super foods you can add in. The picture above is of my oatmeal this morning. Oats, blueberries, walnuts, chia seeds, cinnamon, and a small bit of raw, local honey. YUMMY!

Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats (you can also use gluten free oats)

Recipe:

Place the water in a pot over high heat until it boils. Add the oats and lower the heat. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let the oats sit to soak up the remaining water.

After the oats are cooked, top with your favorite goodies. Here is a list of oatmeal toppings to get you started…

  • Coconut milk
  • Walnuts
  • Orange zest
  • Blueberries
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Strawberries
  • Raisins
  • Almond butter
  • Dried cranberries
  • Grated carrots
  • Chopped dates
  • Cinnamon
  • Flax seed
  • Almonds
  • Chia seeds
  • Shredded zucchini
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Local, raw honey
  • Blackberries
  • Peanut butter
  • Apples
  • Almond milk
  • Bananas
  • Cacao nibs
  • Shredded coconut

In love and health,



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