It’s been months since I’ve eaten oats on a regular basis. Remember my oat bran phase? Gosh, I used to eat that stuff at least once, if not twice a day, but hot cereal just hasn’t appealed that much to me over the last few months. I’ll eat it every so often, but I’m no longer living on the stuff…until yesterday. I’ve had the 2 most amazing oat concoctions over the past 24 hours, and I must share them with you.
Oats In The Waning TruWhip Container
I cooked 1 serving of quick cooking Irish oats on the stovetop and let them cool a bit (I don’t like putting anything hot into plastic containers). I then added my oatmeal, a few spoonfuls of Trader Joe’s chunky spiced apples, and some cinnamon into what was left of the whipped cream. Oh how it brought me back to my childhood when I used to eat Cool Whip straight from the container with nothing but a spoon.
This morning, taking a cue from my favorite yogini, I made an oat bran blueberry crumble, and dare I say this was even better than my Bisquick apple crisp? Trust me, it was – make this and then email Polly and tell her how much you love her.
Polly was kind enough to email me her recipe for one individual crumble. Thanks Polly. It was delicious!
I heated 1 cup of blueberries in the microwave for about 30 seconds. In a separate bowl, I made the crumble with 2 heaping TBSP’s of oat bran, 1 TBSP peanut butter, and a drizzle of maple syrup. I then added the crumble to the blueberries and baked it in a 400° oven for 10 minutes. There was maple cinnamon protein ice-cream involved as well. For the photo, I added one scoop of ice-cream to my crumble, but for my actual breakfast, I dumped the whole crumble into my bowl of ice-cream.
My iron levels are still low, and so I’m off to see my MD about some stronger supplements. He practices alternative medicine, and wants me to try these supplements. Good news is that my B12, Vitamin D, and folate levels all looked great. I’ll keep y’all posted.
Enjoy your Wednesday and make Polly’s crumble!