I have a love and hate relationship with oatmeal. I still can’t over the fact that it tastes like soaked cardboard with a texture that I mostly can describe as glue. Like, sticky glue and who wants to eat that?
Although Sarah B from My new roots made me love it again. I stumbled upon her recipe, for what she calls ‘serious super cereals’, a year ago. Since then, it is a part of my life. I make this at least once a week because it is a no brainer. It’s not complicated, it gives a great energy boost for the mornings, it doesn’t taste like cardboard, you can go way overboard with toppings and best of all, it has this great chewy texture. Nothing like the sticky oatmeal glue. (sorry if I offended anybody)
This is my take on her Serious super cereals. Let’s call it Oatmeal 2.0!
You can use any kind of grains you want, I left out the amaranth (I am not a big fan of cooked amaranth) and replaced the chia with pumpkin seeds. I personally didn’t like the texture that the chia was adding to it the oatmeal but that is personal.
I made a lot of these oatmeals but this is one of my favorites. Everybody loves carrot cake, right? As I already said, you can go overboard with flavors and toppings. So, this is a little playful take on carrot cake and to make breakfast less boring ;).
Oatmeal 2.0 Mix
2 cups raw buckwheat kernel
1 cup quinoa
1 cup millet
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
Toss all the dry ingredients into a clean jar (1 1/2 LTR) with a rubber lid. Close the lid tightly and give a good shake until all the ingredients are combined. You can store it up till 3 months.
“Carrot cake” Oatmeal
1 cup super cereals
1 cup water
1 cup plantmilk
2 tbs sweetener of choice
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 cup grated carrots
1/4 cup raisins (feel free to add more)
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
Rinse the porridge mix in a fine mesh sieve. In a small sauce pan add the mixture, sweetener, cinnamon powder, water, and plantmilk. Let it come to a boil and reduce the heat. Let it simmer with the lid on for about 10 minutes. Stir in the carrots and raisins. Let it simmer for another 10 till the grains are tender and the carrots are soft.
Add the desiccated coconut and serve while it is warm.