Best Oatmeal Ever!

Best Oatmeal Ever!

Forget those “overnight oats” ! Today I’m sharing my ultimate method for making the most delicious breakfast. Whether you like your oatmeal creamy or chewy, I’ve got you covered.

When making oatmeal you most likely have been obsessed with toppings, and don’t get me wrong, toppings are GREAT! But the foundation of a killer porridge is how you prepare the oats.

There are 2 types of porridge eaters, the creamy one and the chewy one. This recipe bring together the best of both! It does require some cooking, but it is going to be TOTALLY WORTH IT!

Now when you make overnight oatmeal you just add some oat, liquid, stir it together and let it sit for 8-12 hours. Easy, right? But the oats don’t have too much flavor, they turn out kinda soupy and with a blend taste. And to those arguing that eating raw oats is better, there are studies out there also saying that cooking the oats uncovers a whole bunch of benefits.

Read up this article to find out more, if you are interested.

In this recipe I am using coconut oil and almond milk, but you can use butter and cow milk if you prefer. I just prefer mines to be dairy-free.

Ingredients (serves 4 people):

  • 4 tbsp of coconut oil (or butter)
  • 1-1/2 cups of oats
  • 3 cups almond milk (or any other type of milk you prefer)

In a saucepan melt the coconut oil over low heat

meanwhile measure the oats

add them to the oil and stir to coat. What we are doing here is KEY. Cooking the oats in oil (or butter) makes them toast, nutty and flavorful. Keep staring them around so the oats don’t burn and remove them from the stove only when you start smelling those oats getting toasty.

Pour in the milk and stir

Let the mixture cool down then place them in your fridge for 6-8 hours or overnight. Soaking the oats will make them cook faster! Here we are the following day.

Now place them back on the stove and bring them to a gentle simmer, stirring constantly so that the oats will release some starch, which is what is going to give you a creamy porridge.

Now you can serve this right up, or store in your fridge for when you need them. All you will have to do when ready to eat is to warm them up adding just a few tbsp of milk and then topping them off with whatever you prefer.

I like to add some blueberries, coconut chips and a drizzle of maple syrup!

Try this method for making porridge and you will never go back to overnight, raw oatmeal!

Love

-Dani

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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.