Monday, November 9, 2009

New Brekkie Find

You know I love my steel cut oats.  But I am always looking for new and healthy quick breakfasts to add to the mix, and I just found a winner.  A huge sale rack of Old Wessex products caught my eye at the co-op last week.   After examining all of them, I settled on trying their Organic Creamy Oat Bran for a few reasons: 1) I have enough crunchy/toothsome brekkies in the mix with my steel cut oats and granolas, and 2) Something about a smooth, creamy hot cereal just seemed really comforting and appealing for the coming winter months (note: there is no dairy in this cereal).  This pick was a total winner.  It zaps up in the microwave in just two minutes, although it could be cooked on the stovetop if you were having that kind of day.  More often than not, though, I have no time to eat before leaving the house in the morning, and need to have something quick and easy to fix at my desk, and this fits the bill.  You simply put 1/3 cup oat bran and 1 cup water in a bowl, zap for 2 minutes, and voila: a hot, creamy breakfast that is low in calories and fat, and packed with dietary fiber, which makes it oh so filling.  Not being one to leave things unadorned, I add a half a smooshed banana (we have lots of those to get rid of since Baby J started eating small amounts of banana with his oat cereal), a splash of soy milk, a bit of honey, and a wee dollop of almond butter; upping the protein and vitamin content of this already awesomely nutritious breakfast.  The result: tasty, easy, filling and healthy, and eating this warm, comforting bowl reminds me of when my mom would make Cream of Wheat for us before school in the mornings.  Now if only my sisters were around to chat with over breakfast like back in those days... 

1 comment:

  1. If you don't mind me leeching, would love to try a small bowl the next time you are in the office... it sounds delish, and I second the need for a soothing, quick, hot brekkie while at work to start the day off right! :-)