We have done oats a lot of ways. This one takes the cake (except maybe for making an actual coffee cake crumble).
A lot of times, homemade whole oats wind up either mushy, slimy or both. Nobody really wants that. It makes for good mush cakes and muffin fillers, but as a standalone it’s just tolerable. On top of that, it takes awhile to cook, and I usually wind up scraping charred oats from the bottom of my pan. Not a fun way to spend a morning.
This stuff is different. In fact, my little texture sensitive preschooler ate his bowl in about 30 seconds. The younger..well, I’m not entirely sure. I’m still looking around the room for his, because I can’t believe it was gone so fast.
According to Hubby, this is a bit closer to breakfast (though he still loves those cheese bagels). This can’t mean that breakfast is relegated only to sugar, though, because I added only a very small amount to mine. The rest of the toppings were berries and flax. I’m pretty sure other fun things could be added, as well, like various nuts or seeds or dried fruits or all of the above. A super fun addition to oatmeal is some homemade granola. A bit of a crunch mixed in is just…yum.
I did want to soak this in some raw, cultured milk, but I have to culture mine first. It is starting to turn, so I’ve got to figure out what to do with it. I think I will get some yogurt tomorrow and start a batch to see how it goes. Fuzzy has a pretty heavy dairy intolerance of some sort, and if it is lactose intolerance, all those enzymes in raw milk yogurt should make it tolerable. Add that to soaking the oats overnight, and we’re all enzymey for breakfast. Admittedly, I’m a little weirded out by letting milk go “bad” intentionally. Too many years of naked milk, I guess. Oh, the shame…
Anyway, if this looks more like breakfast than the porridge of a few days ago, why not comment over at the giveaway? Better yet, show me what your breakfast looks like in post or pictures! Either one will score you a chance at some of the delicious rice that Goose Valley shared with me. Go on, give it a shot I don’t bite. Really.
Nutritional highlights: Oats are fantastic for milk supply, as well as some great nutrients like iron and magnesium. Top it with some protein, and you’re good to go!
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