I love the simplicity and speed of oatmeal and I love that it’s inexpensive, filling and a great whole foods breakfast or lunch! I buy my rolled oats in bulk from Costco or Sprouts so they are super cheap. The recipe below is the way we most often cook our rolled oats and it’s so yummy and it only takes about 5 minutes…and they’re not even the quick oats, just regular rolled.
Measure your oats and water and put it in a medium saucepan and turn it up high. Once the water starts to boil, stir and turn off the heat, keep stirring and remove from heat once it’s thickened. Add in your milk, ground flax and pure maple syrup (or whatever sweetener you choose) and stir to combine. Pour into individual bowls and serve while warm. We like to dip a piece of whole wheat toast in our oatmeal too! Yum!
1 c regular rolled oats (quick oats work too)
2 c water
3 Tbsp ground flax
1/4 c pure maple syrup (more or less depending on how sweet you like it)
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 c unsweetened almond milk
In a medium saucepan combine oats and water and bring to a boil. Turn heat off and stir until it thickens, about 1 minute, and then remove from heat. Stir in syrup, flax, cinnamon and milk and serve warm in individual bowls. We love to dip in a slice of whole wheat toast.