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Jan 11, 2010

Oatmeal!

I've never liked oatmeal, not ever, ever, ever.

I've written about this a few times, but in case you've missed one of my oatmeal rants - I've tried, stove top, microwave, baked, instant, whole, quick, flavoured, unflavoured, rolled and steel cut with stuff in them or without, with all kinds of milk, just water and even juice...it's the texture I can't stand. The taste is not so bad - but the texture and the look of baby vomit, the sliminess and stickiness of it.  I just can't get past it.

Well..good news folks. I found a way I like oatmeal.

Andrea over at A Cake for A Wife blogged about a "new" way she was eating oatmeal that she got from another blogger. Overnight oatmeal.  Her recipe was oatmeal, almond milk and yogurt.  I didn't have any yogurt in the house so this is what I ended up with and it was delicious this morning.

1/3 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup skimmed milk
2 tbsp ground cinnamon (Yep I love cinnamon)
1 tbsp unsweetened coconut

I put it all in a plastic container, mixed it up, put the lid on and put it in the fridge. Just like that.
This morning, I opened it up and the oatmeal and coconut had absorbed all the milk so it was not runny or mushy at all.  I sprinkled 1 tsp brown sugar on top and microwaved for 2 minutes. This is heaven in a bowl. Seriously good. No baby vomit texture. It was chewy and slightly crunchy but didn't have the stickiness/sliminess that cooked oatmeal has.

The best part? No cooking!! I can prep this in 2 minutes at night, grab it in the morning and take it to work, heat up at work and eat.

I'm a convert. I think I am going to love oatmeal.  Of course, in my usual impatient way to try something new fashion, I ate it without taking a picture, but I will of tomorrows bowl.

14 comments:

andrea. said...

That's awesome! I'm so glad you liked it so much! :)

Dreaming of the New Me said...

I hate oatmeal too. So might just try that.

Glam,Glitz&Gut said...

Seeing that you and I suffer(ed) from the same thing I think I need to try this too!

Leanne said...

I think you are me sometimes... lol.

I have to try this.

I love your energy these days.

Tamara said...

I wonder if this would work with steel cut?

Glad you found a way to like oatmeal. You're so persistent!

Sarah said...

WOW, that sounds delish, I am going to have to give it a try!!!

dawne said...

Cool. Where do you add the yogurt if you have it? Also, do you use quick cooking oats? Not instant but the quick cooking variety? Thanks Enz. Are you still into your breakfast cookies?

Enz said...

Dawne - Andrea used the yogurt and less milk.
I used quick cooking (not instant). I still love the breakfast cookie as well, and it's another way to get oatmeal in, but this is a nice warm breakfast.

Andrea's original recipe:

- About 1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
- About 1/2 cup original Almond Breeze
- 1 Activia vanilla yogurt cup

I'll post this in your comments as well to make sure you see it.

Bowmanh23 said...

Thanks for the post! Sounds Yummy!!!

Matt said...

I like regular oatmeal, but this actually does sound pretty good.

Amazon Runner said...

I will tell DH about this. He usually is up by himself and getting his own breakfast. He loves oatmeal and this would make it easy for him in the morning.

Thanks for posting this!

Kristina said...

The only oatmeal I have ever liked was my grandfathers......but then it was swimming in butter and sugar *Yum*! I choke it down, and I add cinnamon and almonds to mine (or walnuts)

You cant actually read the comment above can you? wow! lol

Ali @ Fat to Fit said...

I am going to try this tonight! I've seen it on a few blogs lately, and it looks super super yummy! I love original oatmeal, but like the easy morning routine part of this overnight variety!

Leanne said...

I am trying this tonight.

Wish me luck.

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