Oatmeal has been around for ages and will most probably hang around for quite some time, and for good reasons! Oats are among the most nutrient dense food you can eat. When making your oatmeal (some of you call it porridge), you want to go for the old school whole oats. Yes, they do take a bit longer to cook, but the instant or fast oats are so highly processed and we don’t want that, right? Oats are also naturally gluten-free, but be aware that sometimes the Oats you buy can be cross-contaminated by small amounts of wheat. To be completely sure that you get gluten-free oats you should only buy the ones that say “gluten-free” on the package.
Oats are packed with vitamins, minerals and contain antioxidants. Among others, oats are rich in Manganese, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Folate, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B5.
In 100g of oats, you also get 17g of protein but only 389 calories.
So what’s the downside? Well, maybe there is none. Some people (I won’t say any names) doesn’t think it tastes that good, and in all honesty, I don’t think it tastes that much either. So what I wanted to do was to take a classic breakfast and make it more appealing to the ones that don’t like it that much. It’s not much but I added some cinnamon, cacao and cardamom and the porridge immediately got a lot better. You can top it with your favourite fruit (I used a pear) and serve with unsweetened plant milk.
A small luxurious twist to the popular oatmeal. Perfect for when you are having friends over for breakfast, or just want to have a treat yourself.
- 2 1/2 dl (1 cup) old fashioned rolled oates
- 5 dl (2 cups) water
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 pinch cardamom
- 1/2 tsp salt
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
Lower the heat and let simmer while stirring occasionally.
The oatmeal is finished when the oats have absorbed the water.
Serve with your favourite fruit and unsweetened plant milk.