It also sucks.
It's mushy. It's slimy. And no matter how many spices and how much honey I throw in it, it always just feels like BLAH in my mouth.
So when I said I "try" to eat oatmeal every morning, what I really meant was I haven't had oatmeal for about 6 months.
But I keep hearing about "breakfast cookies" and thought, 'hey, that's a great idea!' except I don't want my healthy breakfast to get bogged down with carb fillers (like flour) or tons of sugar (cuz a cookie is sweet, right?).
So, I invented my own Oat Cake the other night, from the depths of my pancake and oatmeal cookie experience in life. I used a good bit of egg, for added protein. And a bit of cinnamon and honey and vanilla for flavor. The texture is like that of a dense pancake or english muffin (or a crumpet, if that means anything to you). It's portable, filling, healthy, and doesn't make me gag. I'd call that a win!
I made three batches of this (the first to test, then a double-batch to have grab-n-go breakfast in the fridge for the next week or so). I enjoyed them hot off the griddle, and they weren't so bad cold as I ran out the door the next morning. In any case, they are MUCH tastier than oatmeal :) And I can imagine replacing the cinnamon/vanilla/honey with other fun combinations, like pomegranate molasses and allspice, or using chai latte instead of the milk. Adding dried fruit would also work!
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 3 Tbsp milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tbsp honey
- a food processor
- a griddle
- optional: egg/muffin rings
Any new healthy recipes in your repertoire?