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.