Oatmeal is good for us. It is the small instant packets that I really do not like. Camai Bed and Breakfast has a very good granola recipe which is worth the preparation time. Here at Camai B&B I am using the winter to explore new-to-me breakfast oatmeal recipes.
When I plan ahead and prepare oatmeal groats, I find everyone likes their texture. The grout’s texture is a firm squishy whole grain and certainly not slimy as rolled oats can be. At Camai Bed & Breakfast during the cold winter I serve hot groats with frozen blueberries and plain yogurt. The heat of the groats melts the blueberries and their sweetness is balanced by the tart yogurt. It is absolutely a great winter breakfast served with fresh fruit, juice, and coffee or tea.
At Camai B&B steel cut oats are also served from time to time. As you probably know, these take less than 10 minutes of cooking time. They have some good texture.
I use the following recipe for baked oatmeal when I have not spent the more than an hour to cook groats. It can be prepared and baked in less than an hour.
2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup dried blueberries
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped almonds (optional)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cup non-fat milk
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 large egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine first 6 ingredients in large bowl. In separate bowl combine remaining ingredients. Add liquid ingredients to oatmeal. Mix well. Pour mixture into 8 inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes. Serve warm with blueberry yogurt, if desired.
There are many more recipes I will try this winter. In searching the internet I found these tips for oatmeal to start with from Rachel Keller.