This is a recipe born out of sheer accident. We needed a quick supper. We made some plain old oatmeal and left the seasonings up to the individual. I chose honey and milk. The Norseman chose chicken and sesame oil. We had a bunch of oatmeal leftover so into the refrigerator it went. This morning we ate it cold, with honey and apples. Comfy flavors abound. And it’s got plenty of protein if you eat it with milk and don’t leave out the hemp seeds. Hemp seeds, or hearts, are expensive but they pack a lot of protein in one tablespoon. They are a great way to bump up the protein in something with little to no taste. If you load up the oatmeal with them, it starts to taste like you added a bunch of peanut butter. Which now makes me think that I should try them in a peanut butter cookie recipe. Which means I will probably experiment in the next few weeks. I’ll keep you posted. Back to the oatmeal: you should eat it with milk or yogurt, since it will aid in the digesting the oats. I used canned apples, but you can use fresh.
Yields 2 servings
2 minPrep Time
4 minCook Time
6 minTotal Time
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 3/4 cup water
- Pinch of salt
- 2-3 tbsp hemp seeds (hearts)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 6-8 slices of apple, diced, canned or fresh
- Milk or plain yogurt
- Bring the water and salt to a boil in a saucepan.
- Add oatmeal,hemp seeds, cinnamon, and apples (only if using fresh).
- Lower heat to medium and allow to simmer for 3-4 minutes.
- Remove from heat and serve with a generous drizzle of honey and desired amount of milk or yogurt.