Breakfast Oatmeal Recipe (with extra nutrition!)
I don’t even like oatmeal, and neither does our daughter, but we both love this breakfast oatmeal recipe – it’s an easy, fast, nutritious breakfast.
This simple breakfast oatmeal recipe is even more nutritious than regular oatmeal because it is “soaked” overnight with ingredients that help to break down the phytic acid. (Phytic acid binds with minerals in your body and therefore makes them unavailable.) When cooking oats in this way your body can absorb and use all the minerals from the fresh cream you add to the top in the morning (remember dairy fat is good for you and helps you lose weight!), or from the big glass of healthy milk, preferably raw milk, that you drink with it.
(Have you also seen this easy make-ahead Baked Oatmeal recipe? That one is a huge hit around here, too!)
Breakfast Oatmeal Recipe:
The night before, mix these ingredients together in a small saucepan (it only takes about 2 minutes):
- 2 cups organic oats
- 2 c. warm water, filtered water is best (Only 1 c. if you’re adding hot water in the morning – see below.)
- 4 Tablespoons plain organic yogurt or whey
- 1/2-1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 c. real maple syrup
Cover and leave it on the counter-top overnight. (See comment #21 below about the length of time to soak the oats.)
In the morning, turn on your stove and heat the oatmeal to the desired temperature, and that’s it!
Small variation: if you have a hot water tap like we do (which I love!), only use a total of about 1 c. of water the night before and mix it all in a bowl instead of a saucepan. In the morning scoop out what you want into a mug, add some hot water to heat it up (however much you want for the right temp and consistency), and you’ll have a fast, simple, nutritious breakfast!
- A dollop of pastured butter is pretty much a necessity.
- Kent likes to add nut butter (weird huh?)
- Organic raisins or dried cranberries are yummy
- Real cream makes everything better
- You might try raw honey instead of maple syrup
- You could also add more yogurt on top
- Crispy nuts add a nice crunch
- Mini chocolate chips make the kids happy
- What are your favorite oatmeal add-ons?
Note: this recipe was adapted from the Nourishing Traditions cookbook, which is FULL of information and traditional recipes.