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Optimized oatmeal recipe

Post by FarmerHal » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:10 pm

What's your recipe?

I've been pales/low carb (with no effect because I find it extremely difficult to live with!) and am looking for more breakfast options.

So tell me more about oatmeal. :)
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Post by NoelFigart » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:31 pm

Ummm, cuppa old-fashioned oatmeal, handful of dried fruit, half a handful of nuts, pour water over it and let it get a little chewy...

Dried fruit I like in it: apricots, raisins, cherries, blueberries (total fave, but expensive), apples, cranberries....

Favorite nuts: walnuts or pecans

Now when I have the time, what I REALLY like is steel cut oats.
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Post by FarmerHal » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:36 pm

Awesome. I have a good idea now of what to try in my oatmeal!
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Post by catservant » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:38 am

:oops: Double posted!
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Post by catservant » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:38 am

:roll: Triple posted?
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Post by catservant » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:38 am

Late to the party, but here are my two favorites:

1. Cook 1/2 cup old fashioned oats with a chopped apple, a handful of raisins and some cinnamon mixed in. Top with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a few walnuts. Sprinkle on a little more cinnamon.

2. Cook 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats with a couple tablespoons of pumpkin puree, a handful of raisins or chopped dates and some pumpkin pie spice mixed in. Top with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a few chopped pecans.

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Post by vmsurbat » Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:45 am

Other Oatmeal ideas:

I'll give add-ins scaled to one serving--easy to scale up to fit your needs...

1. PB&Banana: Stir-in 1T PB and half-mashed banana. Drop of vanilla extract and dusting of cinnamon optional.

2. Banana-Walnut: Stir in half-mashed banana, 1 tsp. maple syrup. Top with 1 T toasted Walnuts.

3. Morning Glory: Add before cooking: shredded carrot, shredded apple, shredded zucchini, spoon or two of shredded coconut and chopped pineapple. Cinnamon optional.

4. Cranberry Orange: Sub half the water with OJ, add a little orange zest, cook with some dried cranberries. Top with nuts. Mmmm.

Lastly, I often like to make "Baked Oatmeal"--you can find recipes on the internet, but the basic gist is to combine ingredients as if you were making oatmeal, add an egg to the water/milk/liquid, mix well, put in greased pan, and bake. Leftovers reheat really well.

Note: I found that I can toast "nuts to go" by using my microwave: spread a few spoonfuls on microwave-safe plate. Nuke in 30 sec. increments (1-3x, depends on amount. Will smell toasty but be soft. Let cool a few minutes to crisp up. I love being able to get just the amount I need when I want it....
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Post by catservant » Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:15 pm

OMG! Cranberry Orange! Can't wait to try it!! Thanks! :D

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Post by FarmerHal » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:13 am

Wow! Yum!
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