In an effort to have healthier breakfasts, we have started having oatmeal sometimes. Well, at least once a week. To make this humble breakfast not only palatable, but tasty we make some additions.
For the two of us I use:
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (though I am sure 1-minutes oatmeal would work)
1 apple grated on a box grater, peels and all (except the hard stuff in the middle of the apple)
1/2 cup blueberries
2 Tablespoons ground flax seed (flax seed meal)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Almond milk or coconut milk, even soy milk
Place 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Stir in the oatmeal and grated apple and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. I use a long-handled wooden spoon so as not to get singed. When that has come to the boil, lower the heat and simmer 2-3 minutes or until the oatmeal and apple are cooked. Stir in the blueberries, flax meal, and walnuts. Serve in two bowls and cover with your favorite nut or soy milk. I always use unsweetened milks. If you feel sweetener is needed, mash half a ripe banana and stir in.
This makes a tasty healthy easy and pretty quick breakfast. I am thinking of trying to make it in the crockpot overnight but would have to make up maybe four times this size batch and then refrigerate or even freeze individual servings. If I do that, I will update this post to report how it went the second time eating it. Thinking about the company would will eat it, I have in mind that it might not be an improvement...