creamy oatmeal


The first time I tried oatmeal I did not enjoy it. I bought the Trader Joe's strawberry and raspberry oatmeal cup and was not impressed, so I decided oatmeal just wasn't for me. Fast forward a few months and I decided to give it a second chance. I started making some recipes from Madeleine Olivia's Versatile Vegan cookbook and the "pink porridge" became a staple in my diet. I modified the recipe as I went by adding more ingredients to taste, like chia and flax seed.

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon one of those articles at the end of a news story that read: "The creamiest oatmeal you'll ever eat", so I immediately clicked on it to see what it was all about. (I tried finding that article again so I could link it here, but could not find the source.)

The article talked about this guy that lived in Europe and had discovered the best store-bought oatmeal he's ever had and how he couldn't find anything like it in the U.S. So when he moved back home, he brought a container of that same oatmeal with him. Once he ran out, he decided to investigate what made it so creamy. When reading the ingredients, he found that half of the product was powdered oats, and that is what made this oatmeal so creamy.

After reading the article I had to try it for myself, so I blended a cup of oats and prepared my regular oatmeal recipe substituting half of the rolled oats for the powdered variety, and OMG was it delicious! I could tell immediately that it was creamier and tastier than what I had been making, so I switched up my recipe and haven't looked back.

Here's what you need to make the creamiest oatmeal you'll ever eat!

INGREDIENTS

• 1 cup oat milk

• 1/4 cup rolled oats

• 1/4 cup powder oats

• 1 tsp chia seeds

• 1 tsp flax seed

• cinnamon powder (to taste)

• handful of you favorite berries

• grade A maple syrup (to taste)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Mix oat milk, oats, chia seeds, flax seeds and cinnamon powder (to taste) in a small sauce pan and stir on medium heat. (You can also add half of the berries, I prefer to use them as toppings instead of mixing them in.)

2. Stir regularly until thick and creamy. Be sure not to let it boil.

3. Top it with berries and maple syrup to taste.

4. Enjoy it warm!


And there you have it, easy, quick and creamy oatmeal. Let us know in the comments what other ways you like to enjoy your oatmeal!

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