Almost Palatable Oatmeal Breakfast

Sorry to go on and on ad nauseam about oatmeal. Medication for type 2 diabetes can raise cholesterol levels over time and oatmeal is supposed to be a super food battling that. So I have been experimenting with different preparation processes to help me choke this stuff down.

Happy to report a breakthrough of sorts today! I think I’m onto something so I’m sharing my discovery with all the oatmeal haters of the world. And anyone else who wants to try something a bit weird for breakfast.

1/3 cup quick oats

2/3 cup water

Stir, microwave on high for 1 minute 40 seconds

Stir again and add:

1/4 cup trail mix (pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, raisins, dried cranberries, almonds etc.)

1 T crushed walnuts

1 T chunky peanut butter

Artificial sweetener and/or cinnamon to taste (optional)

Eat it while it’s hot, and preferably just before you’ve reached the point of being hungry enough to eat almost anything.

Wash the bowl out before the residue of this concoction reaches the consistency of dried cement.

Well I hope all that was helpful and captured your interest for 30 seconds or so. There’s no picture for this recipe because I thought you might be more likely to try it if you don’t know what it looks like in advance.

Instead there’s cartoon me riding a purple hippo. That’s exactly how happy I’d look if I was actually bouncing around on one of those things. Just trying to keep things real. Stay tuned for future oatmeal updates. There might never be any, but you never know. And I’d hate for you to be sad if you missed one.

10 thoughts on “Almost Palatable Oatmeal Breakfast

  1. I used to buy an oatmeal that was made with 4 different grains. It was never glue, never just a white glob of blah. It had texture and chewiness and taste even without adding anything. I can’t even remember who made it anymore, but I know the company was bought out and that’s when it disappeared. Sigh.

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  2. I prefer the steel cut oats, but they take forever to cook! I don’t always have time to stand at the stove for 20 minutes or so waiting on breakfast to cook lol. I get the old fashioned oats. I put in apple chunks and cinnamon most of the time. Oatmeal is very good for you and it keeps me full for the entire morning while I clean houses. But, it can be pretty dull and tasteless. I always say it’s not really a satisfying meal, but I keep at it!

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    • I’m so happy you mentioned steel cut oats! It reminded me that I have some little paper packets of them from who knows when. They take 2 1/2 minutes in the microwave and taste so much better than the ordinary oats. I’ve also tried the apple thing but couldn’t stop thinking how much better it would taste with lots of brown sugar. Still finding the addition of nuts the best so far.

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  3. This is crazy. This is the exact same way I resorted to make it, down to the ‘eat it just before you’re hungry enough to eat anything’ and the ‘wash straightaway to prevent dried globs of hell on your bowl’. I eat it to make myself eat healthy food and to stop myself eating sugary junk for breakfast because junk food makes you lethargic and you canNOT be lethargic as a mother (as I am sure you know!). So different reasons, but SAME STRUCTURE. Also this was SO entertaining. EVERYTHING you write is entertaining, you just have that gift. Not many people have it. Oatmeal/porridge never looks good but can taste nice if you’re hungry enough 🙂 and, as you mentioned, it’s super great at managing those cholesterol levels.

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    • The only time ever in my life that I enjoyed porridge was after I had thyroid surgery and they brought me a bowl of cream of wheat with milk and brown sugar. It was warm and sweet and easy to swallow and I was ravenous. Goes to show anything can taste good if the conditions are right. As kids we had to eat porridge every morning all winter long before going to school. Probably the reason I don’t like it and never forced it on my own kids. But yes, the sugary cereals are SO bad. Kudos to you for setting a good example.

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      • I heard tell if you eat it everyday you get strong bones … unless that’s what parents tell their kids to get them to eat it everyday, lol. Must have been warming though, a bowl of porridge in winter before school. Sounds like a bowl of love to me, in retrospect, although it can’t have felt like it at the time 🙂

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