Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tasty oatmeal recipe

I have always enjoyed a well prepared bowl of oatmeal, especially in the peak of oatmeal eating season (December-March) and recently have concocted a delicious new way of preparing this nutritious breakfast. This will serve 2, or one very hungry person.

Begin by chopping a small handful of almonds, removing the pits from a dozen dried dates, and retrieving your honey of choice. Add 1 c. of your favorite brand of rolled, steel cut, or other type of processed oats (I use what ever they've got in the bulk bin at Rainbow) to a medium saucepan. Add 1 3/4 c water and a pinch of salt. Cook over medium heat, actively stirring so that the oatmeal does not stick. This should take 4-5 minutes. Pour into two separate bowls. In each, add half of your chopped almonds and dates, as well as a drizzle of honey to taste. Pour your choice of whole, 2%, skim or soy milk on top, and stir to evenly distribute all of the ingredients. Finish with a sprinkling of fleur de sel. If you're not into the fancy salts, any other type of edible salt you have on hand should do.

I do love my oatmeal in the morning. As Wilfred used to say, eating oatmeal is 'the right thing to do, and the tasty way to do it.'


Steve L. said...

Yikes! Cook steel cut oatmeal for only 4-5 minutes and the result will be fit only for horses, not people. Those take half an hour.

Joe Manekin said...

Oh, I see...I did not know they were that thick. Anyway, I like the result with rolled oats. Haven't experimented with the steel cut ones yet.

Steve L. said...

Pick up a can of the Irish steel cut oats (Trader Joe's has them). Very different from oatmeal, and in my opinion very good.

saignee said...

Steel cut is the way to go. Throw some buttermilk in and you're good.