Friday, January 15, 2016

the poverty luxe kitchen vol. 24: not boring oatmeal.

the one thing about living (somewhat) near the ocean is that its always freezing in the morning (and by freezing i mean below 60 degrees, yes, i know). doesnt matter what time of year it is or how hot its going to be later, mornings = freezing. and cold mornings are just begging for a hot breakfast. unfortunately, i am very much not a morning person and no matter how much i want a hot breakfast, im just not all that into putting that much effort into making that hot breakfast. 

thankfully theres oatmeal. oatmeal is super easy and takes like two minutes. except, oatmeal is kind of boring, and (for my bottomless pit of a stomach, anyway) not all that satisfying. so in the interest of getting the hot breakfast that i so wanted on cold mornings, i came up with a few super simple additions to make my morning oatmeal a little less boring.   oh, and fast too. none of this twenty-minute oatmeal business...

not boring oatmeal. 
makes one serving. 

heres what you need: 
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp flax seeds
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon 
1 cup water
brown sugar (optional, for topping)

heres what you do: 

combine all of the ingredients except for the brown sugar in a small pot and bring to a boil. 

reduce heat to medium/low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the oats soften and reach your desired consistency (i like mine really thick so this takes about five minutes, so if you like yours thin, they should be even faster). 

top with brown sugar (and/or any other desired toppings) and serve immediately. 

and thats how you make the exact same thing ive had for breakfast every day for at least seven or eight months maybe even longer I MEAN oatmeal thats super fast and totally not boring. 

whats your go-to breakfast? do you eat the same thing every day or prefer to mix it up? 

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