Over the weekend, I took cooked oatmeal to a whole new level after following this guy’s advice. According to him, there is only one tried and true method for cooking oats, and Mr. Quaker is definitely not involved. I was intrigued.
1. Purchase oat groats. I buy mine from the bulk bins at Whole Foods for less than $1/lb.
2. Grind groats in a grain mill or coffee grinder and soak in water overnight. (I used my Vita-Mix).
3. Pour ground oat groats + soaking water into pot on stove top and cook on medium heat until thick and creamy.
4. Add mix-ins…which leads us to…
HEAB’s Tahini Meal of the Day
Into my cooked oat groats went 1 tsp raw honey, 1 tsp white miso paste, and 1 TBSP raw tahini. I have no words…no words to describe the amazing flavor of this bowl. Honestly, the cooked oat groats didn’t impress me much. They were good – better than rolled oats, but I still prefer oat bran. However, the combo of the honey/miso/tahini…WOW! Are you going to try it?