Outstanding Oatmeal, Inexpensive and Delicious!
Oatmeal is amazing. It’s delicious, inexpensive, warm, nourishing, and filling. Making oatmeal for my kids is much less expensive than using processed cereal and it’s also a whole food that I can choose what I add to. Click here to read about some of oatmeal’s many health benefits.
Oatmeal can be made in tons of different flavors just like the boxed instant oatmeals, but when you add your own wholesome ingredients, it’s so much better for you and you know what goes in it is pure. It’s truly one of my favorite breakfasts. My kids LOVE my oatmeal as well. And I know it’s good for them.
Outstanding Oatmeal, Inexpensive and Delicious! Make your own flavored oatmeal
I buy my oats in bulk from Honeyville grain. This saves me money but I also love that their food is just pure ingredients. I know they do not have gluten contamination in their oats which is a concern if I have someone over who is gluten intolerant. Also, the shipping is inexpensive. Since I generally purchase 25 or 50 pounds, I want to save as much as possible on shipping. Theirs is a flat rate of $4.99 no matter how heavy your order is. That’s my kind of deal.
To start making my oatmeal, I first put the old fashioned rolled oats in a pan with some water and let it soak over night. Soaking helps the grain be more easily digested and it also helps it cook faster in the morning when I am in a rush to get the kids something great to eat.
You can make your own flavored oatmeal for much less cost that is super healthy and not full of chemicals.
- 2 1/4 c old fashioned rolled oats
- 4 c water
- 1/2 c raw sugar
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 2 T butter
For 6 servings of oatmeal, which feeds me and my 7 kids a toddler portion each, I soak 2 1/4 cups of old fashioned rolled oats in 4 cups of water overnight.
In the morning, I add raw sugar, sea salt, and butter.
I turn the burner on high and stir while I bring the mixture to a boil. Once it is boiling rapidly, I turn off the heat, put the lid on the pan, and let it set until breakfast time (about 20 mintues).
You can flavor the oatmeal with 1 cup fruit such as apples, blueberries, peaches or raisins. Put the fruit in when you begin cooking.
You can also change the flavor by using the same amount of real maple syrup or honey in place of raw sugar.
You can add sesame, sunflower or pumpkin seeds or even pecans to your oatmeal.
You can add a pinch of cinnamon with apples or peaches.
You can add 1/2 tsp of vanilla or a splash of heavy cream.
You can add 2 T peanut butter with or without 2 T cocoa powder.
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Use your imagination and you can come up with some delicious combos.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy oatmeal?
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