The cold air is starting to drift upon us, and pretty soon, it will be out with the cold smoothies and in with the warm oatmeal. But what if I told you, you never have to eat a bowl of mushy oatmeal again? It’s true. After trying this recipe, you will look at your bowl of oatmeal differently. What’s different, you ask? Using a handheld blender to blend your oats once fully cooked. It turns your mushy, clumpy, dry oats into a rich, smooth, and creamy bowl of oats. Thus introducing creamy blended oats, the most comforting bowl of oatmeal you’ve ever tasted.
It is the new way to eat oatmeal. With just two ingredients, canned coconut milk and organic rolled oats, this dish provides you with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, long-lasting energy, and it assists in lowering cholesterol levels. It’s also free of sugar, and after tasting the richness of the oats, you won’t feel like you’re missing out.
Now at first glance, one may look at this dish and say, “look at all those carbs— no way can I eat that!” I used to be there, my friend, but there is no need to fear carbohydrates, good quality, sprouted carbs, that is. Sprouted oats are an excellent source of fiber, manganese, iron, and protein-rich food that will start you off on the right foot.
Coconut milk, on the other hand, has been used as a healing food in Traditional Chinese Medicine for many centuries. This particular food contains MCTs, which are an incredible source of energy for your brain and body. MCTs also are known to assist in weight loss as they give you a sense of fullness. Snack resistance, especially in isolation, has become quite the task. Introducing MCTs into one’s diet will greatly reduce the urge to reach for snack foods due to an empty-feeling stomach.
A word about the ingredients:
When reaching for oats, consider grabbing a bag with the certified organic icon present on the packaging. There have been numerous studies published that discuss the long-term effects of ingesting foods laced with GMOs. Genetically modified foods are especially tough on young, developing brains. I will link a published article here. Give it a read, and tell me what you think.
As for coconut milk, be cautious of any claims made on the packaging and consider turning the coconut product over and reading the list of ingredients located underneath the nutrition label. Ingredients to look for and avoid are among these: added sugars, preservatives, and artificial sugars(erythritol is a big one).
Alright, I’ve rambled enough. Here’s the recipe for you; it might be the easiest recipe you receive all year. Enjoy!
Creamy Blended Oats
Author: Margaret Matheny
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Total time: 15 Min
- 2 cups sprouted rolled oats (I use One Degree Organics)
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 pinch of sea salt
- Add all of the ingredients to a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Once it begins to boil, cover and let it simmer on low for 10 minutes.
- Blend with an immersion blender
- Serve into bowls and top with chia seeds, flaxseeds, berry compote, fresh berries, or chopped walnuts. Chocolate even works, too.
If you’re looking for a live recipe demonstration, head over to my Instagram and click on the #1 Oatmeal highlight! I post about this dish regularly, I even made a chocolate version for myself a few weeks ago.
Last month’s post with St. Louis Mom: