Am I insulting your intelligence by doing a post on making oatmeal? I hope not. As someone whose cooking expertise was limited to Pasta-roni until I was in my late 20s, I don’t make any assumptions on what people know how and do not know how to make. Also, I think sometimes it’s good to discuss the basics.
Making oatmeal is about as basic as it gets. The point is that: 1. oatmeal is an excellent breakfast food, 2. you can make it ahead of time and just re-heat and serve, and 3. it’s a wonderful option to traditional breakfast boxed cereals that are heavily processed and contain all kinds of ingredients you don’t want in your lovely, pristine body.
I use steel-cut oats and I buy them in the bulk bin at my natural foods store:
One cup uncooked will result in about 4 large servings. Begin by boiling 4 cups of water:
At this point, you can either eat it or stick it in the fridge for later. When re-heating, pour some frozen berries into a bowl, add the chilled oats on top and microwave for 2 minutes. I like to add a dollop of almond butter or some chopped nuts on top for extra texture and oomph to keep me full.
There’s still a few more hours to enter the Color Me Vegan cookbook giveaway! I’ll announce the winner tomorrow. Good luck!