Okay, that might sound like the most boring, nerdiest thing ever, but I’m really excited about this new way with oatmeal! I have always heard that oatmeal is a real “stick to your ribs” kind of meal, one that keeps you going all morning; well, I’ve never found that to be true . . . until now!
What is this fantastic method? It is as simple as soaking the oats overnight in water that has a small amount of yogurt whey added to it. This idea comes from Nourishing Traditions, a cookbook that, among other things, emphasizes soaking grains to make them more digestible and nutritious.
It makes a lovely soured flavour, and a creamy texture, and it boils up a lot more quickly (I use large flake). I have been eating it with yogurt and maple syrup. I had gotten into more of a toast routine for breakfast, but I’m happy to go back to oatmeal, especially as what I’m eating is now more delicious, nutritious and satisfying than ever before.
How do you like your oatmeal?