Start your day with a good breakfast and you’re stoked for the day. These days I’m big on oatmeal. Not the artificially flavored, one serving per package kind that you cook in the microwave. Nor do I mean the chopped up porridge oats that you buy in bag that says ‘porridge’. Rather I’m talking about the big fat oats that take a while to cook.
My current favorite is this recipe, cooked with quinoa for added protein.
- 2 T raw quinoa
- 4 T rolled oats
- 1 apple – chopped into chunks
- 1/2-1 inch (depending on your preference) raw ginger, peeled and sliced
- a handful of dried cranberries
- a couple macadamia nuts (whole)
- a couple of brazil nuts (chopped)
- 1 T golden linseed
- 1 T shelled hemp seeds
Put the quinoa to boil in about a cup of water. Add the chopped apple and ginger. Simmer for about 5 minutes then add the rolled oats, nuts and cranberries. Simmer until it takes on a runny, gluey consistency, stirring frequently to prevent sticking, then add the seeds and stir it all together.
Spoon into a serving bowl, drizzle with milk and honey and enjoy! This will keep your motor and brain running till lunch time. You probably won’t even need a coffee at break time.
- Oats: Rolled Oats (alisonamazed.wordpress.com)
- In Praise of Oats (fooducate.com)
- Evolving Oatmeal (thegreengeek05.wordpress.com)
- Proatmeal: My Pre-workout Meal (mannixcastro.com)
- Mother of all grains (renfield8.wordpress.com)
I may have to try this one day 😀
Hey Mannix, You may want to increase the quinoa – half and half as you’re pumping iron and needing lots of protein for muscle building. …and I’m sure you’ll want to stick with your steel cut oats. Let me know how it works out for you. (No pun intended!) Alison
Your picture at the beginning is BEAUTIFUL! This sounds so delicious. I’m a big oat fan too. I just made my very own granola yesterday with oats. It turned out swimmingly. Well, except for the batch I burned. But I ate those too, and it was still good!
I’m putting this one in your folder under Alison’s recipes for future use!
Thank you Jenn! Yeah, that pic turned out okay – even if sightly out of focus! THe ginger oats are amazing – even if I do say myself! Been on them now for about 3 weeks with only a day off here and there. They fill me up with long-lasting satisfaction. Moire variations. We need more variations! I’ve never been a granola fan – too sweet!