This new, easy method of preparing oats transforms them into a rich, custardy, totally customizable and nutritious meal that will change the way you do breakfast.
Addie here! Over the past year or so I have been totally reforming the way that we eat at the Krautheims’. I have been studying traditional foods and how to get the most nutrition out of the things we’re eating every day.
Sometimes, I feel like a total newbie and I have so much to learn, but I’m taking small, attainable steps to transform the way we eat.
My family LOVES oatmeal. We used to eat it pretty frequently, until I did some reading and found that it is actually really hard for our bodies to digest; hence, the upset tummies any time we had it.
Then I found that it isn’t that we shouldn’t eat oatmeal, we just need to take the steps necessary to prepare it in a way that makes it easier for our bodies to process, and that is to soak the oats overnight.
One more thing to think of before bed, yes, but my belly thanked me for it the next day. This is a base recipe that can be dressed up with berries and or apples and extra cinnamon, or served exactly as written. It is seriously yummy all of the ways.
Start with 4 cups of rolled oats,
and 1-2 tsp of salt.
Let this soak in a bowl overnight with enough water to cover them.
Drain the water off of them, and rinse the oats off, and then put them in a medium sized pan along with the following:
1/4 cup of butter,
1/2 cup heavy cream,
and 1 cup of milk.
Let this simmer over medium heat, until the oats are soft and most of the liquid is absorbed.
Stir in 3-4 TBS maple syrup,
2 tsp of cinnamon,
and 1/4 tsp of nutmeg.
I dish it into bowls at this point, and stir in one egg yolk to each bowl. I was skeptical of that step at first, but it is so good for you and it makes the texture of the oats amazing by turning it into a custard of sorts.
Add berries, toasted nuts, honey, wheat germ, or any additions you’d like to dress it up, and you have a breakfast full of wholesome nourishment for practically just pennies that will feed your entire family.
- 4 c. rolled oats
- 1-2 tsp. salt
- ¼ c. butter
- ½ c. heavy cream
- 1 c. milk
- 3-4 T. maple syrup
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. nutmeg
- egg yolks
- Put oats and salt in a bowl and cover with water.
- Soak overnight and rinse.
- Put oats, butter, cream, and milk in a pot and heat until the liquid is absorbed.
- Stir the maple syrup and spices in.
- Spoon into bowls while hot and add an egg yolk per bowl and stir to cook the yolk.
- Garnish with berries or nuts.