Oatmeal is my preferred breakfast food. Unfortunately it’s not allowed on the Candida Free or SCD/GAPS healing diets. So I just make it for my husband instead.
It’s fast and easy to prepare and can be flavored anyway you like. I add 1/2 cup of rolled oats (gluten free) and 1/8 tsp salt to 1 cup of water and allow to cook just until it starts to boil. (You can easily double this recipe.)
Then I turn off the heat and with a little stirring it’s done. Oatmeal cooked in this manner will be creamy, but if you want more cream you can add almond milk. I haven’t purchased almond milk in the store for over 5 years, I didn’t buy it often, but I don’t remember it being as creamy as the one I make on my own. You should try some home made almond milk.
Oatmeal with Creamy Almond Milk, Raisins, Cinnamon and Coconut Oil
So, sometimes I have oatmeal with almond milk, raisins, cinnamon and coconut oil.
Then if I want a more “fruity” version. I add fruit (like strawberries or blueberries), dates/raisins a little water (or almond milk) and sometimes cashews (if I want added protein) to the Vitamix and mix until smooth and creamy.
Oatmeal with Blueberry Sauce
So, my goal is to use fresh natural sugars to sweeten my oatmeal. My daughter who likes oatmeal and totally loves blueberries thinks it’s the best flavored oatmeal she’s ever had (much better tasting and surely better for us than any boxed version).
The basic oatmeal recipe can easily be doubled. Also, make sure to cook over low heat so it doesn’t burn.
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/8 tsp salt (optional)
- 1 cup water
- Add all ingredients to a pot over low heat for creamy oatmeal or wait for water to boil to keep oats separate.
- Stir frequently
- Enjoy with some recipe add-ins.