I usually buy my oatmeal in the bulk section. You can buy it in a package from companies like Bob's Red Mill, but it's nearly twice the price. And this is also one thing I always buy organic. I can always taste the difference between the non-organic and organic, and the difference is not a good one. Stick with organic oats. They just taste better.
Recipe by Kelly
Picture by Kelly
Makes 2-3 servings
1/2 tablespoon butter*
1 cup oats
2 1/2 cups water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk (optional)
brown sugar, cinnamon, chopped fruit, and milk, for topping
- In a small saucepan, melt butter and add the oats. Stir for about 1 minute on medium heat to toast the oats (they should be fragrant).
- Add the water and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer and cook 15 minutes without stirring.
- Stir in the salt. Simmer uncovered 5 more minutes or until the water has been absorbed. Remove from heat, spoon into bowls, and add sugar, cinnamon, fruit, and milk.
- For less chewy oatmeal, stir in 1/4 cup milk and simmer 10 more minutes after step 2.
*Adding butter to your oatmeal makes it delicious. But some days I feel guilty adding butter to something that doesn't actually need butter...so sometimes I omit it and "dry" toast the oats. It's still very tasty. And fat-free.