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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

How I Make Oatmeal

I like the title of this blog.  Sounds like something a fourth grade teacher would assign their class.

And it is something the average fourth-grader should easily be able to accomplish.

Here is the healthy way I eat oatmeal.  It's way better for you than that pre-packaged stuff, and cheaper, too.

Step 1:  I get the jar of bulk quick oats, like so:

Step 2:  Take 1/4 cup of dem oats and put 'em in a bowl, like dis:

Step 3: (But really it doesn't HAVE to be step 3 - you might already have water in your kettle... and you could have turned the kettle on already.)

I add filtered drinking water to the kettle because our tap water is not to my liking.

Step 4:  Add 1/4 cup of raisins to the bowl.

Step 5:  Add a nice sized glop of coconut oil to the bowl.  (Tons of info online about the health benefits of coconut oil.  Here's just one link to get you started.)

Step 6:   Sprinkle in some cinnamon (around 1/4 tsp, or however much you desire).

Step 7:   Shake in some Celtic sea salt (I buy the crystal kind and grind some up in a spice grinder every few weeks to keep in the salt shaker).

Step 8:  Add a tiny scoop of organic stevia.

Step 9:  Add boiling water, just enough to cover the whole thing and then some.

Step 10:  After stirring, let it sit for a few minutes (3-5 minutes is sufficient).

Step 11:  Add a splash of organic unsweetened soy milk.  Stir it up and enjoy!

If you are used to pre-packaged instant oatmeal, it may take some time for you to grow accustomed to the taste and texture of this stuff, but for the sake of health, it is worth doing. I love it, but I've broken away from the sugar habit, so, to me, this is a sweet treat.

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  1. Sounds good. I get tired of cooking oatmeal on the stove for who knows how long. I'm going to try this tomorrow, except we're out of coconut oil and I'll use almond milk and maybe some dandelion syrup....endless possibilities!

    1. Yeah! Those variations sound good. Shake it up a little! All of it is to-taste anyway. (Dandelion syrup? Never heard of it. I picked dandelion greens today and cooked up a pot of them for tea.)


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