Bonjour! Ça va??
Ok, I’ve been cooking a lot lately, because that’s the only thing this terribly cold weather invites me to do! Hahaha! But on the bright side, it means making your own food which is always better than take away or grocery stuff; everything is fresher and you know exactly what in the pot.
So I made something VERY unusual here in Argentina, but totally normal in countries such us the States, UK.. Oatmeal!
But this is no ordinary oatmeal, it’s made with peeled whole oats, not steel-cut, not rolled, just without the skin. Here is how they look like:
Yeah, I know.. it looks like bird food.. well it actually is, but who said we people can’t have a bite? Moreover, it’s the same thing as rolled oats, but more nutritious, given that in the process of rolling they lose important nutrients. I buy organic oats, since it’s something you eat everyday and, FYI, you will save lots of money buying a big package of these ones just because the normal 500g cereal boxes are much more expensive ;).
My Jumbo bag:
Everyone talks about steel-cut oats nowadays, which are exactly the same as mine but cut into smaller pieces, hence the cooking time is reduced to half (20 mins instead of 40), that’s it! Since I have the time to prep the whole ones and I don’t know where the hell I can find the other ones in this country, the bird food will have to do. YAY!
My recipe has NO SUGAR, NO DAIRY, NO SOY PRODUCTS (skinny bitches lets kick some ass!). Here it is:
2-3 portions (for me it’s always 2)
- 1 cup peeled whole oats (like the picture above)
- 3 cups of water
- 2 smashed bananas
- 1 grated apple (with the skin to add fiber!)
- pinch of sea salt
- 1 tbsp of seeds (I used sesame, flax and quinoa)
- 1 handful of almonds
- 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 20 drops of liquid Stevia (to sweeten up naturally with no calories 😉 )
- In a medium-sized pot, bring the water to a boil. Add in the oats and a pinch of salt and reduce heat to low.
- Stir in the mashed bananas (mashing it helps disperse the sweetness throughout), the grated apple and seeds. Simmer on low, uncovered, for 40 minutes, stirring every 5 mins or so.
- After 20 minutes, stir in the almonds.
- When the oats are creamy and tender, remove from heat and stir in cinnamon and stevia. Serve immediately on a breakfast bowl and enjoy your healthy meal!