G’day guys- It’s Arman here again! Let’s talk my favorite breakfast staple.
If there is one breakfast food (or any food, rather!) which could be considered the ultimate blank canvas, oatmeal would get the prize.
When people say oatmeal is ‘boring’ I just laugh- Sure, if your oatmeal is plain cooked in water or milk and topped with fruit, I can see where that judgment would come from. However, by using some creative add-ins, changing the toppings and even cooking them in a different form can transform a bland breakfast to something incredible…with very little effort.
A few months back, I shared a simple oatmeal hack on my blog.
I love baked oatmeal (the taste and texture trumps all other forms of oatmeal, in my humble opinion!) but often don’t have the time to whip it up each morning. Not only that, the only recipes from my archives would be ones which served 4-6 people…not the best for someone who likes variety AND lives the single life!
One night, I was planning to make a single-serve baked oatmeal the next morning. I prepped it all ready to go and went to bed. The next morning, I woke up to see that the oats had absorbed most of the liquid so instead of baking it, I took a chance and microwaved it for a minute. I was pleasantly surprised to be rewarded with the taste and texture of baked oatmeal but without any of the prep or multiple servings- It was quick, easy and delicious and kept me full all morning- A huge win in my book!
While many choose not to use microwaves, I wanted to see if this worked well in the oven (or toaster oven!). Not only did it work, it was MUCH quicker than baking a traditional batch of baked oatmeal. Regardless of whichever method you opt to ‘bake’ it, the simple prep the night before makes it an absolute breeze!
Arman would choose to eat breakfast foods for all meal if acceptable. In fact, he does so on a regular basis! Come on by his blog and say hi and join his sweet tooth on the journey!