Organic Oatmeal Recipe (with extra nutrition!)
Want to know how to make perfect oatmeal? Here's a superfood organic oatmeal recipe that is quick and easy, and you can feel really good about feeding it to your family. It is a soaked (or sprouted) organic oatmeal recipe and loaded with nutrients–it tastes like a tasty morning custard! (I always buy organic oatmeal to avoid pesticides.)
When Mom was sick last summer we spent a lot of time trying to find something that sounded good to her, and one thing she liked once in a while was oatmeal. I never used to like it much (except for in the healthy baked oatmeal recipe, or “apple pie oatmeal”–everybody loves that!), but this stove-top version really grew on me and now I love it.
It's also a really good way to slip extra nutrition into your kids. Or into your Mom who is fighting cancer. 🙁
What's “soaking” oatmeal?
If you're not using sprouted oats, for extra nutrition and digestibility, start your “regular” oats the night before to “soak” with these ingredients that help to break down the phytic acid. Phytic acid binds with minerals. When cooking oats in this way your body can better absorb and use all the minerals from the fresh cream (remember dairy fat is good for you!), or from the big glass of healthy milk, preferably raw milk, that you drink with it., it only takes five minutes.
However, I sometimes forget and just start in the morning, and this is probably fine as long as you're not eating it every day. (But keep the sprouted oats on hand and you're all set!)
Superfood Organic Oatmeal Breakfast Recipe (How to Make the Perfect Oatmeal!)
- 1/4 cup organic rolled oats , or even easier: use sprouted oats
- 1 teaspoon of whole grain flour — the phytase in the flour helps to break down the phytic acid, which is a mineral-blocking component in grains — omit this if you're not starting this recipe the night before or if you're using sprouted oats. If you are gluten-free, I've learned from my super smart commenters that buckwheat flour would be a good substitution.
- 1/4 cup whole milk or cream (or more as needed to make it creamy-licious), watch to be sure you don't accidentally buy ultra-pasteurized, read more here about healthy milk choices
- 1 egg yolk-- preferably from pastured hens (this provides extra nutrients and extra creaminess, too).
- Dash of sea salt
- 1 Tablespoon or so of real maple syrup or natural sweetener of choice.
- 1/2 scoop of this collagen for even more nutrition! Use the code KOP for 10% off.
- 1/2 scoop or more of this colostrum for another nutrition boost. I've found that it dissolves best in cold liquids, so I usually mix it with some milk first before adding more to the oatmeal.
- 1 Tablespoon pastured butter --just because it makes everything taste better AND packs it with more nutrition
- A good way to get more probiotics into your family is to open up a capsule or two of these probiotics --there's no taste! (Again, you can get 10% off with the code KOP at that link.)
- See below for topping ideas…
- The night before mix together the oats, milk or cream, and flour in a small saucepan. Cover and leave it on the stove overnight (without the stove on) or in a warm-ish place. If you forget to get it going like this the night before, OR if you're using sprouted oats, omit the flour when you throw the ingredients all together in the morning.
- The next morning about 5 minutes before you want to eat, mix in the rest of the ingredients, and cook on medium heat, stirring often to keep it from burning (turn it down if needed), and adding in more milk or cream to get it to the consistency you like. I like it really creamy so add it quite a bit more milk and/or cream. Cook until the oats are soft, about 3-4 minutes. (Soaked oats cook more quickly, so watch it closely.)
Add the toppings of your choice:
- Organic berries -- I keep frozen organic berries on hand and just heat them up in a mug with water from our hot water tap and strain.
- Kent likes to add nut butter (weird huh?)
- Banana cut into hunks
- More real cream makes everything better
- You could also add more yogurt on top
- More pastured butter, just cause it's awesome!
- What are your favorite oatmeal add-ins?
Note: this recipe was adapted from the Nourishing Traditions cookbook, which is FULL of information and traditional recipes.
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- Healthy baked oatmeal recipe, or “apple pie oatmeal”
- 10 Healthy breakfast ideas
- Stove-top macaroni & cheese recipe
- Are supplements necessary for good health?
- Raw milk safety from a farmer's point of view