Feb 28

Storing Oatmeal – Ideas and Recipes

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Why Store Oatmeal?

Anyone who stockpiles or stores food should have Oatmeal, and not just for breakfast.

-Oatmeal makes a filling meal to start your day. It can even be prepared with little or no energy in a Dutch Oven or Wonderbag should the power go out.

-Oatmeal can be used to stretch ground meat.

-Oatmeal can be added to baked goods to stretch the flour and add flavor as well as nutrients.

-Oatmeal can be ground into flour with a grain mill.

-Oatmeal is higher in protein than wheat.

-Oatmeal allows you to make your own healthy granola bars.

-Serve with sweetened condensed milk for a sweet treat.

-Oatmeal doesn’t have to be sweet… it can be served as a savory side dish, or even a focal point of a meal.

Savory Oatmeal Ideas- (Best with Steel Cut Oats or Old Fashioned Oatmeal)

-Add soy sauce, green onion and a bit of sesame oil to prepared oatmeal.

-Chop bacon into bits and fry until crisp. Cube squash into tiny pieces and cook in the bacon fat.

Serve over oatmeal with lemon, salt and sage.

-Make oatmeal with cream, then top with lots of Parmesan cheese, black pepper, bit of salt,

some olive oil and an egg (poached or fried sunny side up).

-Mexican Oatmeal- make oatmeal, then add Corn kernels, cojita cheese (or Monterey jack),

scallions, peppers, cilantro, chili, lime juice and salt.

-As a Risotto Substitute-
Oatmeal and Mushrooms (for two)

` 8-10 Mushrooms, Sliced (I prefer Oyster Mushrooms, but Criminis work well)

1 Tbl Olive Oil

½ cup Chopped Red Onion

2 cups COOKED Oatmeal

Few Tbl. Parmesan Cheese

salt and pepper to taste

In a pan, heat up the oil, and then sauté the onions 3-4 minutes, stirring until

translucent. Add the sliced mushrooms, sauté a few more minutes until they are soft.

Add the oatmeal, and stir until it is heated all the way through. Top with Parmesan

Cheese. Turn off the heat, and stir until the cheese is melted. Add salt and pepper.

 

Sweet Oatmeal Recipes-

Of course, Oatmeal is perfect for breakfast. Waking up to warm cinnamon goodness starts the day off

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

(Make in your Slow Cooker or Wonderbag )

5-6 servings

1 cup steel cut Oats

3 cups Milk (soy or almond Milk will work)

½ cup brown Sugar

2 Tbl Melted Butter

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 ½ cups peeled chopped apple (about 2)

½ cup dried cranberries

2 cups water

Put all of the ingredients in a slow cooker or a pot.

-if using a slow cooker, cook on low for 6 hours

-if using a Wonderbag, bring to a boil, then put in the Wonderbag to finish overnight

Serve with more fruit or nuts, maple syrup or sugar.

 

Pumpkin Oatmeal

(Make in your Slow Cooker or Wonderbag)

1 ½ cup Steel Cut oats

4 ½ cups water

1 cup pumpkin puree

¼ cup Brown Sugar

2 tsp. Vanilla Extract or Vanilla Sugar

2 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice (or 1 tsp Cinnamon, 1/4 tsp cloves, ¼ tsp nutmeg, ¼ cup ground ginger)

In a Slow cooker, stir all ingredients together and cook on low for 6 -8 hours

In a Wonderbag, stir the ingredients together in a pot, bring to a boil, then place in Wonderbag

Overnight.

Serve with more sugar if needed.

 

Storing Oatmeal – Ideas and Recipes

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