Healthy breakfasts are a way to start the day off great. One of my go to breakfasts is oatmeal. I love it the way it comes out in this recipe; not sticky or goopy, no way I would eat that kind of glop! I use a lot of water and drain it before adding yummy stuff. This substantial breakfast is minimal work and I let it cook while I made my lunch or feed the animals. Less than ten minutes later I am eating a healthy tasty bowl.
A year ago I posted on making healthy breakfasts; there was an instant oatmeal I raved about as well as a bunch of other choices https://myworldwithoutwheat.wordpress.com/2014/12/02/gf-breakfast-is-doable-and-delish/. Nice, but this whole oatmeal recipe is my fav and I wanted to share my recent fruit topping discovery. It sounds so elementary but I just never seemed to try it…until now. Here goes.
Angie’s Oatmeal with Fresh Peach (one serving)
½ cup old fashioned oatmeal, gluten free if you have celiac
Sprinkle of salt
1 tsp. butter
1 tbsp. brown sugar
Sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)
Heat a quart pot 2/3 full of water, sprinkle in some sea salt. When it comes to the boil add the oatmeal. Turn heat to medium low. Cook 8 to 9 minutes. Drain into a strainer. Pour into a bowl, add butter, sprinkle with brown sugar and a peach that you have diced into small bits. Cinnamon on top if you like that sort of flavor too. It’s that simple and that peachy good! Great use of late season peaches…could use frozen ones once the fresh ones are gone.
I also make this with sliced bananas or blueberries. So healthy and very filling. Sometimes I make it topped with dried cranberries, chunks of walnuts, a tiny bit of butter and some real maple syrup. I sprinkle that version with cinnamon and nutmeg.
Oatmeal is naturally gluten free but it is often processed on equipment that does wheat or is contaminated with wheat kernels from the farm; if you have celiac you really need to buy oatmeal that is labeled gluten free so your chances of cross contamination are nil.
I do eat instant or dry cereal but this oatmeal is so much more satisfying. And so little effort too. Enjoy!