Oats are truly a “superfood.” A warm and comforting bowl of fresh cooked oats seem to be the perfect breakfast. A bowl of cooked oats is a clean, filling fuel for the body that lasts through the morning. Oats have been shown to regulate cholestorol along with a variety of health benefits. Real rolled oats are not as refined as the regular quick cooking oats, which means you get more nutrients and fiber. Look for rolled oats in your health food store or in the natural foods section of the grocers. Top with a bit of milk and sweeten with pure maple syrup or honey. Sit back and enjoy an age old classic.
2 cups spring water
1 cup whole rolled oats or steel cut (no instant)
a pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3 teaspoons raisins
Milk or Soy Milk
Honey or Pure Maple Syrup
COOK: If oatmeal comes in a package, follow the cooking instructions provided. If purchased in bulk, cook oatmeal in twice the amount of water to oatmeal. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally. When the oatmeal begins to thicken and bubble up, remove from heat serve with 2% milk, pure maple syrup and whole wheat toast.