Building my perfect bowl of Oatmeal

I love oatmeal, always have..but only lately in life have I acquired the knowledge to turn a regular bowl of oatmeal into something magical. Where every mouthful is an explosion of glorious flavor. Of course I can not forget to mention a sincere word of thanks to the Carb queen herself. If it wasn’t for her I would have never come to adding yogurt to my oatmeal…or having a jar of Chunky applesauce on the ready in the fridge.

I went through phases of yogurt/add-ons on top, yogurt/add-ons sandwiched in the middle. Granted it was all spectacular..but my current method; this way surpasses every other way I’ve tinkered with. Since I don’t exactly come close to reading up on all the blogs out there, this ‘newfound’ method is probably did and done. But, I don’t believe an influx of oatmeal anything can be a bad thing.

 

I cook 1/2 cup of rolled oats in 1 cup water with a pinch of salt. Toward the end, 1/4 tsp. vanilla is stirred in. Once removed from heat, half a mashed banana mixed in well. Then its this integral period known as the “cooling down”. For me its quite compulsory if I intend to derive maximum enjoyment. For best results do not cover completely; I go with the lid halfway on the saucepan. After getting some things done outside (around 15-20min.), I crack my knuckles (except not really) and get ready to work some magic.

1. Gently stir 1 tsp. coconut oil into the oatmeal. Do not mix thoroughly, you just want it slightly dispersed.

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2. Plop on a few spoonfuls of yogurt, incorporating slightly.

step 2

 

3. Add a few spoonfuls of the applesauce (I am kinda obsessed with using Honeycrisp apples right now), and a generous sprinkling of cinnamon. Give it a little stir in. But for goodness sake don’t blend it into mush – very important!

step 3

 

4. Only now is everything transferred to my favorite “oatmeal bowl”. I don’t take pains to deposit it a specific way..I love it to be haphazardly layered. Sprinkled with a little more cinnamon crack.

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5. Topped with a good drizzle of honey and a spoonful of crunchy peanut butter.

step 5

Coffee on the side = my favorite breakfast at the moment 🙂 .

Do you have a specific way of preparing your oatmeal?

Are you -at all- tempted to try this method 😉 ?