Monday, January 3, 2011

"Freshly Rolled" Oatmeal

One of my favorite ways to start the day is with a bowl of hot and delicious oatmeal. I like to buy oat groats, and then roll them (or "mill" them) as I need them. That way they're as fresh as possible. I just use the milling attachment on my flour grinder, its made for the job : )

If you don't currently have an oat mill, then you can use the pre-rolled, old-fashioned oats. The recipe works great for both types. This oatmeal is quick, easy, healthy, and oh so yummy. (It also reheats well!) I usually top mine with a dash of cinnamon, a splash of milk, and a drizzle of maple syrup....scrumptious!

"Freshly Rolled" Oatmeal
Serves 4-6

4 cups water
1 cup milk
2 1/2 cups freshly rolled oats (or old-fashioned)
pinch of salt

In a medium pan, bring water and milk to a boil. Reduce heat to low and add the oats and salt. Continue cooking (stirring occasionally) until desired thickness is reached (about 5 minutes or so). Spoon into bowls.

Top oatmeal with desired items such as cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, honey, molasses, sucanat, milk or cream, dried cranberries, chopped nuts, grated coconut, a splash of vanilla extract, or anything else you can dream up. Enjoy!

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