Monday, February 22, 2010

The Best Oatmeal in the World

People who don’t like oatmeal haven’t tried the best oatmeal in the world. If you can afford it, get an oat flaker.
It’s an oat grinder. Google one. They are expensive, but will remain in your family forever. You’ll be passing on great oatmeal to your kids, and their kids.

Whenever grains are ground, 50% of nutrients are oxidized in a matter of days. So if you “freshly flake” and cook immediately- pure health.

You’ll need to purchase oat groats- oats right off the plant.
We purchase ours at our natural food co-op- The Good Earth. To feed two people, flake to get a scant cup. Boil 2 cups of water, stir in the flaked oats, bring to a boil. Watch carefully so it doesn’t boil over. When it boils, turn the heat down to where it’s barely boiling and cover. Stir after a few minutes and cover, let cook for 10 minutes. Shut off the heat and leave for 5 minutes. That’s it!

We never use processed sugar anymore on our oatmeal.
This works awesome! -mash ½ ripe banana in the bottom of your cereal bowl, then stir in your serving of the oatmeal.
Or instead of banana cook a small amount of raisins, cut up dates, cut up dried apricots (one of our favorites), cut up dried apples, cut up dried peaches, or cut up dried mango with the oatmeal. Instead of cooking dried fruit with the oatmeal, after cooking add cut up pieces of fresh fruit, such as mango, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, be creative! Garnish with cinnamon if you like. We add either rice or soymilk. To mix it up, sometimes I add chunked raw, unsalted, unroasted pecans, almonds, or walnuts.

This is the best tasting oatmeal. It has such a vibrant taste compared to Quaker Oats/processed oatmeal. The natural sweetener will be more than enough combined with the great taste of the oats. It is wonderful!