Oatmeal Episode 1: The Classic Oatmeal

I have recently started a new series on here on various Rice and Bean recipes. Another vegan staple that I make variations of all the time, is oatmeal. So… I have decided I am going to do the same with this too.

Many people consider this the ultimate breakfast. I think it could very well be. It is low in calories (this recipe has 350 calories including the syrup), has 12 grams of protein and the carbohydrate is slow releasing, meaning you will be fed energy slowly and therefore, will be kept full until lunch. Plus, it tastes amazing!

In future ‘episodes’ I will be making a load of variations of oatmeal, mainly experimenting with different spices and fruit combinations, as well as different baked varieties. I will get as creative as possible, but kicking things off, I have probably the easiest recipe I will ever include on here. The ‘classic oatmeal’ containing just oats, soy milk, water and some golden syrup to sweeten. Don’t worry, the future episodes will be a lot more creative, but it is important to master this before going there.

Normally when I eat it like this, I have a piece of fruit on the side. Sometimes, you don’t want the fruit mixed in with it, sometimes you just want the oats, especially in Winter.

Oatmeal is called Porridge in England. Although I am as English as a red phone box, I have ALWAYS for some reason called it oatmeal. So I am going to continue doing so on here….

Oatmeal Table

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quick oats (sometimes called instant or porridge oats)
  • 1 ½ cups soy milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Golden Syrup

Oatmeal Other

Cook it:

  1. Simply add the oats, soy milk and water to a saucepan and heat over a low to medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, with a soft spatula if you have one. It may take less than 5 minutes, just keep stirring until you get a really creamy consistency.
  2. Add the golden syrup and a splash more cold soy milk, if you want to.
  3. Stir and serve with some fruit.

Recommended Tunes:

Slyfamstone-fresh

Sly and the Family Stone  “Fresh”

I have made the decision that I am going to continue adding music on here, it is still my equal passion, but, I am not going to ‘match’ it to the recipe. That is a little corny right? I will always be adding music though. Music needs to be kept alive, so I am going to do it now just from what I am listening to at the time

I love these crazy bastards. This album is worth the price (because you are buying music still right?) alone purely for “If You Want Me to Stay”. Such a tune. Although not matching albums now, I will say that this goes perfectly as it is a GREAT morning album. It is actually quite mellow for a funk album, but still lively enough to put you in a good mood for the rest of the day.

Listen – but do yourself a favour and buy it on vinyl!!
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