Saturday, January 30, 2010

I might actually try this

My main issue with oatmeal has always been texture. I like the taste just fine, and in fact I like the _idea_ of oatmeal, I'm just not always keen on the sludginess. On the other hand, I so rarely have any time to devote to breakfast preparation that it seems like I won't be able to have this on a workday. Unless I try it on a weekend and absolutely love it.

via fashionably foodie by rachelle on 1/29/10

hot oatmeal drink
this is a comforting hot drink that is filling enough to be breakfast.  it tastes delicious, like a bowl of sweetened oatmeal, but is convenient because you can drink it out of a mug.  it is so perfect for cold mornings.
it took my kids a few tries to get used to the 'new oatmeal,' but they now like it-  my husband loves it and requests this 'oatmeal drink' often!

hot oatmeal breakfast drink (atole)
an original recipe by rachelle

1 heaping cup oats (instant or regular, both work well!)
2 1/2 cups water
dash salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups milk

heat water, salt and sugar in pan until boiling.  add oats, cook for 2-3 minutes.
meanwhile, heat up milk in microwave for 2 minutes or bring to an *almost* boil in another pan.
pour milk in blender and add hot cooked oatmeal mixture.
start blender on low and hold onto the lid with a towel- this is a full load for a blender so start slow.
increase blender to high and blend until smooth.
serve in mugs.  add a sprinkle of cinnamon if you like!

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1 comment:

Dave Y said...

made a variation on this today using steel-cut oats, which i boiled for about 10 mins before blending with the milk. Tasted a bit bland but hearty so I added cinnamon and vanilla sugar. Very tasty.