When I first came to the United States and tried the healthy and wonderful oatmeal, I was quite disappointed to find it sickly sweet, mushy and very bland. Needless to say I was trying the grocery store variety which is laden with sugar to make it more appealing. I didn't touch oatmeal for years, until recently when I learnt about steel cut oats and 'regular' oats versus the instant variety. I was shocked, what? oatmeal that isn't ridiculously sugary? Can it be? ... ever since then, I have been buying 'regular' oatmeal and loving it :)
This recipe is perfect for a heavy breakfast or a light lunch for one.
- ¼ cup of uncooked oatmeal
- ¼ cup of roughly chopped walnuts
- 1 cup of fresh blueberries
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp good honey
- ¼ tsp of cinnamon
- 1/8th tsp of nutmeg
- A pinch of salt
- Take a small stove top safe bowl. Add the dry oatmeal, cinnamon powder, nutmeg and salt. Mix. Add the water and let it soak.
- While the oatmeal is soaking, rinse your blueberries and keep ready. Chop the walnuts and add both to a bowl. Swirl 1 tablespoon of honey to the walnuts and blueberries and let it stick to them.
- Add 1 tsp of the honey to the oatmeal mixture and then cook it for two-4 minutes (depending on the type of oatmeal you have). Keep an eye on this. Dump the whole mixture on top of the walnuts, blueberries and honey. Mix well and enjoy.
Blueberries and oatmeal are both ridiculously good for health, specially if you make the oatmeal at home (and isn't laden with a lotttt of sugar). Combining it with walnuts will provide you with omega 3s and tryptophan (Check Wholefoods link below). The blueberries and oatmeal, have a lot of fiber to keep you feeling full AND help in weigh loss, what else do you need? I hope you have had the pleasure of having oatmeal as its meant to be and not disillusioned with the grocery store kind and if haven't had it, this is a great recipe to enjoy it at its best :)
Nutritional Information from Whole Foods: