Making hot oatmeal on an August morning may not be on the top of your list. The warmth is just not as welcomed as a cold winter day!
But the fiber, complex carbohydrates, protein, iron and other minerals present in oatmeal is just too good to miss out on.
Here’s a solution – cold oatmeal!
All you need to do is soak the oats overnight in your favorite milk, add a touch of vanilla and cinnamon, and cover.
Then in the morning you are presented with a delightful, cooling, nutritious breakfast.
Get creative and add in whatever fruit, nuts, seeds you may have, and enjoy!
Serves 2 Prep time: 2 minutes Total time: Overnight
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 2 cups of milk (or milk alternative)
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- A few dashes of cinnamon
1. Prep: Take out two bowls, split the ingredients in two.
2. Soak: Cover, and soak overnight.
3. Eat: In the morning rise and shine to a cool bowl of oatmeal, add in whatever toppings you like.
Photo courtesy of desegura89
This post was written by Flora McKay, Director of Community & Nutrition.