Real Food Standby #5: Oatmeal

I’ve blogged about oatmeal before. It is cheap, sustaining, healthy and quite adaptable. Some days I want it for supper too! Our current oatmeal recipe that we eat every second day (alternating with cream of wheat) is an apple/cinnamon mix sweetened with a dab of honey. I also add an egg to boost protein and creaminess. I think I invented that 🙂

Soaked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

The night before, soak 2/3 cups oats in 1 1/2 cups water and a tablespoon of yogurt liquid or apple cider vinager

In the morning, bring to a boil and add 1 apple, grated, and a couple of shakes of cinnamon. Cook until done and take off heat.

Off heat, stir in 1/3 cup yogurt and 2 tbsp honey. Once that is combined, beat in one egg. It will be very glossy and “wet” looking at first, but after a couple of minutes it will very gently cook and combine with the oatmeal. You might see some streaks of white egg protein, or you might not.

Serves 1 hungry mom and 2 kids.


One thought on “Real Food Standby #5: Oatmeal

  1. From one mom to another, oatmeal is a great standby. Economical, hearty, healthy and easy. We have it for supper all of the time! Our three little ones love it. 🙂

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