Some people hate it, some love it: Oatmeal. My sister says she wouldn’t eat something that healthy while I sit there smiling and spoon up my breakfast. Why? Well, I really enjoy it and yes, I’m one of those wheat critics. I eat a bread roll maybe once a week but that’s enough.
You don’t have to agree on this topic and love rolled oats anyways. They are so versatile; we have to love them.
When I was in school, I ate oatmeal everyday: rolled oats, almonds, milk, whey protein, put it into the microwave and topped it with fruit. Since I distanced myself from whey and mostly also from dairy in general, I changed my routine that accompanied me for over a year. I don’t know why I rewarded myself with my favorite breakfast only on Sundays or Saturdays but now that I’m a bit freer, I have it almost every day. Sometime I will still have “normal” oatmeal but in a different way. So let me tell you about my two options. Hopefully you enjoy them as much as I do!
Come on, you know the basics. Rolled oats, milk and fruit
How I improve that: Instead of using only rolled oats, I go for a mix that also includes sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, popped amaranth and linseeds. So if you can’t find that mix in your grocery store then simply do it yourself. I microwave this mixture with rice milk and a bit of honey if I hear my sweet tooth screaming. Afterwards I top it with nuts, fruit, coconut flakes and everything else I can get my hands on.
You probably know about this recipe but now let’s go onto my favorite one!
Grab a pan and let’s go. You may want to grease the pan with some coconut oil. I always skip that. So you start with roasting the nuts. Usually, I go for chopped almonds. Meanwhile, you can fill some yoghurt – I use soy yoghurt – into a bowl. Then add as much rolled oats as you like to the nuts and roast them as well. In the meantime you can cut up the fruit you prefer. If the roasted rolled oats and nuts look good, you remove the pan from the heat and add the popped quinoa or amaranth. Then put in a tablespoon of your sweetener and stir it until it is a sticky mixture. Add that and the fruits to the yoghurt and enjoy!