My Weight Loss Progress

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Rediscovering Oatmeal

Oatmeal is seriously Hudson's favorite food. He would eat it three times a day if I would allow him to eat it. He asks for it all the time. I like a hardy bowl of Oatmeal but don't eat it very often. Since Hudson eats it so much I usually just buy the Original instant pack for him. I don't care for instant oatmeal but it just seemed convenient for Hudson. I would boil some water in my teapot, pour it over and in a few minutes viola! it was made.

The other day I ran out of instant oatmeal but I always have real old fashion rolled oats too; I prefer these for cookies and baking and for the rare occasion that I eat oatmeal. I read the side and found out that I could make the oatmeal in the microwave. It was easier than making instant and tastes so much better that I may never buy instant again.

Yummy Oatmeal
1/2 C rolled oats
1 C water
1/2 tsp butter
(Microwave for 2.5 minutes)

Add TBSP of brown sugar or agave nectar and 1/4 C of milk

This is a big serving. I usually split it with Hudson or with Reese. So you could make it less. It was so good. Hudson loved it too. I have now been craving Oatmeal and eating it for a good, hardy breakfast. I actually made this oatmeal faster than I could boil the water for instant. I really want to try steel cut oats too but I know they take a lot more time and usually it is time I don't have. I am not a breakfast eater, I have to force myself. So making something quick is great for me.

1 comment:

  1. butter, really?WOW! I am surprised for some reason! You've got me wanting to try this tomorrow. I am a BIG breakfast eater!! LOVE breakfast--and I have found that if I start out with a good meal, I don't even need a morning snack usually-- :)