So I woke up this morning and decided.. hmm.. I want oatmeal.
- just over 1/2 a cup of oats.
- just over 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 small fuji apple (i didn't want to use an apple that was very overpowering, empire or cortland should work nicely too)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 3 packets stevia (about 6 tsp sugar, if you want to use sugar, or to taste)
- small handful of raisins
I put the water on the element and brought it to a boil, and dumped everything in, letting it come to a boil again. I put the lid on and let it sit for 15-20 min.
Serve, sprinkle with some more cinnamon (i like it really cinnamon-y), add some soy milk and voila. Breakfast is served.
Nutritional Bit: Oats are full of fiber, both soluble and insoluble, they have beta-glucan which helps lower cholesterol levels and significantly reduces risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, as well as 'activating' white blood cells to 'charge up' the immune system. Some scientists believe they also boost the ability of the body to terminate cancerous cells and research is being done as we eat. Oatmeal has a low GI, has anti-inflammatory properties, protein, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, manganese, and a bit of iron. Make sure you pick steel cut or at most rolled oats (which mine were)--the more processed they are, the more useless they are to your body. Sorry instant oatmeal, but you're cut. (har har)