Oatmeal & I

Oatmeal and I, we’ve had a bit of a complicated relationship and have definitely been on the outs as of late.

We started out strong in my youth with sugar filled packets of peaches n’ cream.

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Then I outgrew him and moved on to more portable breakfast means in my teen years.

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After resorting to Subway sandwiches and cold pizza during the college years for my morning jumpstart, I slowly found my way back to the whole grain cereal of my youth but in a slightly more adult form.

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I wasn’t sold on the first bowl. But as I started immersing myself more in the blog world and discovering the oatmeal obsessed Kath, I found that by simply adding a banana to the cooking oats and adding a mess of delicious toppings would right all that was wrong in the world.

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And then I discovered the redheaded stepchild of oatmeal: spicy oats.

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I think it is safe to say that at this point, I had fallen hard. Spicy oats were the marriage of my true love (eggs) and my new crush (oatmeal) and my latest obsession (Cholula).

And thank God I have spicy oats in my life because when bananas were taken away from me (see my no-no list!), sweet oatmeal just wasn’t the same. I could never replicate the creaminess again.

Or could I?

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I know I don’t normally blog about my daily eats anymore but this mornings batch of oats in worth it, I promise.

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It was the best batch of (not spicy) oats I have made since the absence of banana in my life.

For TWO:

1 c oats
2 c unsweetened almond milk
2 c chopped mango (I used frozen)
3/4 c lite coconut milk
1 T chia seeds

Toppings for EACH:

1 T chopped almonds
1 T unsweetened coconut flakes

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Oatmeal, it’s good to have you back in my life in a non-savory form. I hope you can stay awhile!

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7 Responses

  1. ooooh I want to try this with Sriracha and tobasco!

  2. I haven’t tried spicy oats- that’ll be on my weekend check list! 🙂

  3. oooh I want to try this! I am obsessed with oats and eat them both savory and sweet. yum!

  4. mmmm I have been a steel cut oats convert for a while now but never put anything fancy on them. I guess that I’ll have to be more creative starting now!

    Speaking of breakfast foods, these gluten free waffles look tasty and every time I look at the recipe, I can imagine you making them:

    http://www.joythebaker.com/blog/2011/05/gluten-free-toasted-coconut-waffles-with-maple-cream/

  5. I love oatmeal. So happy you could find ways to enjoy it. I swear some of the toppings make it much closer to a dessert than breakfast. That is perfectly OK in my world!

  6. Oooh… I’ve never tried a savory oats. I’ll need to get on that right away! =)

  7. Oooh the spicy oats with a runny egg sound so good. I love the tropical combo as well!

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