November 1, 2019
Have you tried oatmeal lately? It can be so much more than you may remember. You can dress up those fibre-rich grains. You can add so much flavour (not to mention nutrition) to your bowl of oatmeal with spices and toppings and it’s so easy to make. You can make the overnight version soaking them in your favourite liquid in the refrigerator or the quick method of cooking oats in water on the stove.
The flavour possibilities are limitless. Since oats are such a neutral flavour slate, you can add any number of flavours and flavour combinations. You can choose seeds, nuts, nut butter, fruits, coconut, cocoa, yogurt, honey, maple syrup, just to name a few.
I like to cook oats on the stove for serving immediately, but will double the batch to have enough to have leftovers for my family to find a quick, hearty breakfast option on rushed mornings. The recipe below is just a sample of the possibilities and one of my favourite combinations. The coconut adds enough sweetness for our taste, but if you need more, feel free to add a little honey not called for in the recipe.
Simply Delicious Oatmeal Bowl
- 1-½ cups organic rolled oats
- 3 cups of water
- A quick grind of Himalayan Salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons shredded, unsweetened coconut
- 4 tablespoons chia seeds
- 4 tablespoons sunflower seeds
- 4 ounces blueberries
- 8 strawberries
- 1-1-½ cups of organic soy milk (organic milk or milk alternative)
- Bring oats and water to a boil on your stovetop.
- Lower heat to a soft rolling boil and cook for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Stir in cinnamon and salt.
- Allow the oatmeal to thicken a little by allowing to sit a few minutes before serving.
- Divide the oatmeal into 4 serving bowls.
- Divide the coconut, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, blueberries and strawberries evenly between bowls.
- Serve the soymilk alongside to allow each to determine the amount they enjoy. The soymilk helps cool and makes the oatmeal more creamy.