Gluten Free Oatmeal-Melt In Your Mouth And Warm Your Tummy!

Monday, October 17, 2011

As I've mentioned before, I love breakfast.  Let me rephrase that, WE love breakfast!  My husband and I could probably eat variations of breakfast foods for every meal every day and it would likely take a few weeks for us to get sick of it.  From a simple bowl of cereal to an all out gourmet feast of eggs, bacon and french toast (with, of course, homemade strawberry sauce) we just love the stuff.

Our palates seem to cross seamlessly on all things breakfast, with the exception of oatmeal.  It baffles me.  I love the stuff.  He hates it.  It's so funny.  I think he may even dislike the smell of it.

So today, as I sit home sick while he slaves away at work, I am left to fend for myself.  This amazing man has taken care of me for the last two days, and now it's my turn to see to it that I eat!  Now some may wonder why I would choose to make oatmeal when I don't feel good, but the reason to me is obvious.  I know that a bowl of oatmeal will not only satisfy my hunger better than a simple bowl of EnviroKids (which is always tasty), but it will also comfort me as it melts in my mouth.  I love knowing I can whip together a quick bowl of oatmeal and I won't be up in an hour needing to eat again!  And really, it's not too much work.  Trust me, that's being said from a woman who has not moved much from the couch the last two days (another shoutout to my amazing husband for taking care of me!).  

When I make oatmeal, I tend to cook it a few minutes longer than the minimum time recommended, just the give it that melt in your mouth consistency.  Try it.  Follow this recipe and see for yourself.  

Gluten Free Oatmeal
  • Boil 1 cup water.
  • Add 1/2 cup gluten free oats (I prefer Trader Joe's brand).
  • Lower the heat and cook for 10 minutes.  
  • Add desired amount of cranberries, chopped walnuts or whatever toppings you prefer.
  • Cook another 3-5 minutes.  
  • Pour into bowl, sprinkle with brown sugar, add milk and enjoy.
If you have other variations for oatmeal, please share!  

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  1. I love oatmeal and so does Michela. :) I have found that oatmeal is even tastier if you make the whole thing with milk instead of water. Of course it's extra fattening that way but oh so good!

  2. Ohh that sounds delicious!!!!! Definitely extra fattening, but could be worth it! :)


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