Call me weird, but I like reading cookbooks cover to cover. There are so many fun factoids you can pick up! Lately, I have been reading a cookbook called Nourishing Traditions. It's all about how people have eaten traditionally - sprouting and soaking things, raw milk and preservation through a process called lacto-fermentation. It's fascinating.
Anyway, due to the recent 60 degree mornings, I've been really into oatmeal. For a while, we were buying the superfood oatmeal in the store and eventually I realized I should start making it myself, so I wanted to share this no-brainer recipe. I just mix a bunch up on Sundays and put it in a big mason jar for us to use throughout the week.
The fun really comes with the toppings though. You can add berries, sliced bananas, cacao nibs. nuts, seeds, coconut shreds, nut butters... the sky is the limit.
- 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 cup liquid (water or milk or milk alternative)
- pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
Mix all the dry ingredients together.
Bring liquid to a boil on the stove and then stir in the oats. I usually cook my oats in water and then add a splash of coconut milk on top. Yum.
Cook for 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
Add toppings of your choice. Feel free to make it pretty and tag me in your photo!
Nourish yourself and eat it warm. Makes two generous servings.