8: Warm and soothing winter breakfast


I love, love, love the taste of oats… but I really have a hard time with the texture of oatmeal. It gets kind of chewy once combined with (milk for me, I can’t do) water and if you let it sit for too long, it turns into glue. There is a really tiny time window, when I can stomach it.
So, now that the colder part of the year is upon us, I’ve been experimenting with a few different grains for breakfast (you might remember I mentioned semolina porridge yesterday) and I have to say that for me the following is true when it comes to warm, comforting breakfast food: the finer the grain, the better the breakfast. Yes, I am apparently 3 years old.

Another plus: you can whisk up this tasty breakfast in about 2-3 minutes, add some sweatener, spices, and/or fresh fruits, and done.

I used

1/4 cup of oat bran or semolina
3/4 cup of milk (or water)
sweatener of choice (I used 1-2 tbsp maple syrup)

I brought the milk to a boil on the stove and then added the oat bran and maple syrup, but you can just as easily combine those ingredients in a microwavable bowl (preferably with a lid) and fix this in your microwave (at home or even at work!).

I added apples and cinnamon one day (I love the taste and smell of warm apples!) and raspberries this morning, but you can also use any other fruits that you like (blueberries, bananas, strawberries, blackberries, etc.).

It’s filling, nutritious and very soothing.

Do you like oatmeal, oat bran, porridge or whatever you call it for breakfast? What’s your favorite way to prepare it?

  1. That looks amazing. I love oatmeal. Hated it as a kid, but it’s really grown on me. I’ve never tried oat bran, though, like this. I’m going to have to give it a go.

  2. That looks a LOT yummier than oatmeal. I really want to find an oatmeal substitute because I cannot get myself to like it, but like the *idea* of a warm, easily-digestible breakfast choice. I might have to try this.

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