And thank Crunchie it is! I never fail to appreciate a good Friday, especially one that’s nearer the end of February than the beginning, especially one that’s light till nearly 5.45pm, ish and especially one that starts with porridge.
It’s hard to believe that, a year ago, there wasn’t an oat in my house.
But now, every day, just about, I have reason to be grateful, not only because my coeliac disease is the sort that can tolerate oats but also to Mornflake, as all the oats they use are guaranteed pure, ie GF; if I could only buy the supermarkets’ “free from” ones, I would
have to eat them a lot less be heading swiftly towards the bankruptcy courts.
And, because all the oats Mornflake uses are pure, I can eat the whole range, woop!
From the joy of the monster 3kg bags of “normal” oats:
To the big ol’ boys… love the chewiness of these.
And then, the other day, I found this:
I’d always thought oatmeal was just the American term for what I call porridge but not so, it seems. And this bag suited my greedy/penny-pinching ways to a T because the instructions said you needed FOUR times the amount of water! It said you had to cook for about 20 minutes and I took that to mean I’d end up with a bowl of porridge four times as big for the same amount of oatage. So I got stuck in, the next day.
And wasn’t overly impressed to be honest. It didn’t make any more than usual (Katie’s voluminous trick is the best for that) AND the saucepan was much harder to wash. Plus, it was much smoother in texture and I prefer more chewiness.
But as I hate wasting food, and my hard-earned cashish, I used it in a couple of other things and it proved to be a winner.
Averie’s banana microwave oat cake:
If you haven’t tried this, do so. Immediately. It’s that good 🙂
It’s perfect for recipes that need less “structure”. The next breakfast to be tried was overnight oats – hate to admit it but I’d never had it.
I mixed the oatmeal with 1tbsp coconut flour, some flax seed, water and milk. It hadn’t quite absorbed all the liquid by today but putting it in the microwave sorted that. Plus, it was -2 this morning, something I didn’t discover till I was on my way to the yard – on my bike 😦
So having had this beforehand made it all better…
Warm, lovely texture and A+ for deiciousness! Add the laziness factor, ie I didn’t have to get the saucepan out last night, and these are definitely going to feature in future breakfasts. A lot.
What’s your favourite way of eating oats, ie what other joy have I been missing out on??!