Anytime Oats – One Man’s Meal – Social Distancing Edition
Oats are extraordinarily good for you.
Nutritious and delicious, my Anytime Oats are a powerhouse of energy, protein, and anti-inflammatory goodness.
Have these Anytime Oats as a hot breakfast cereal with a cup of milk or yogurt for 8g additional protein, and optional honey or maple syrup. Or have them cold from the fridge, or reheated as a side dish with savory meals instead of stuffing, rice, or potatoes.
One 1-cup serving has 326 calories, 8.2 g protein, 6.2g fiber, 10.2g fat based on 1/2-cup walnuts
The ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, and blueberries are all wonderfully healthful, adding antioxidants and renowned anti-inflammatory benefits. Oats are recommended for cholesterol control, and are quite filling, so they help reduce hunger for a long time.
Blueberries and cinnamon turn the water purple
Anytime Oats – 20 minutes cooking time
5 cups water
2.5 cups dry rolled oats. (Makes 5 cups cooked oats) I use Quaker Old Fashioned Oats.
1/2 to 1 cup chopped walnut pieces
1 cup frozen blueberries (tried tart cherries are good too!)
1 Tablespoon turmeric
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1 thumb-sized piece of ginger root, pealed and finely diced or shaved
Bring water, walnuts, spices and blueberries to boil in a pot. The ginger can be peeled and sliced and added while the water comes to boil.
Slowly stir oats into water, return to boil, then reduce to vigorous simmer.
Stir frequently – scraping bottom often if not using a non-stick pan.
Continue until water boils away, turning down heat as needed and stirring frequently to release steam.
The longer you cook off moisture the more texture the oats will have.
Serve hot. Refrigerate remainder and eat over the next few days.
Today I had mine hot over chopped banana and cup of applesauce for the extra vitamins and fiber.