Thursday, October 21, 2010

Super Charged Oatmeal

We all know oatmeal is a great healthy breakfast. It is one of our families favorites. We were excited to try the Better Oats products. They contain several different grains including oats, flax seed and barley. Its delicious and even better for you than regular instant oatmeal. But being the homemade mamas that we are we decided to try making our own. We have to say it turned out great! It taste very similar and we were able to control exactly what went into our recipe. (Not to mention ours cost about half the price to make). Ours does take a few extra minutes in the microwave, but we think it is worth it!

The Recipe: makes 18 servings

  • 3 2/3 cups of old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup of ground flax seed (your body absorbs more nutrients when the flax seed is ground)
  • 1 cup wheatgerm
  • 1 cup quinoa

Mix the ingredients in an air tight container.

To cook the oatmeal, mix 1/3 cup of oatmeal mix to 2/3 cup of water in a large microwave safe bowl. (It puffs as it cooks.) Cook on medium power for 5-6 min. Stir and enjoy. You could also cook on your stovetop.

This is a great basic recipe. We like to eat our oatmeal plain with a little salt and butter, but you could add a little cinnamon and brown sugar, dried fruit or berries. However you like your oatmeal, we think you will love this super nutritious and delicious super breakfast!

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  1. Fabulous recipe. I love all the ingredients, especially the quinoa! Will definitely be making a version of this soon!


  2. Oh wait, the quinoa doesn't cook in 5-6 minutes, does it?

  3. I have all of the ingredients in my pantry. I eat oatmeal every morning. I will try this one out! P.S. I love your blog

  4. Can you cook this on the stove top?

  5. look forward to trying it! my kids LOVE their oatmeal so this would be a great way to get them eating some other grains - the quinoa in breakfast is a great idea!

  6. these looks great! Please make sure you stop by for my first ever cooking link party!

  7. You've gotta love a good whole grain breakfast! It's always refreshing to find MaMa's who know the importance of cooking with whole grains.

    Now a follower. Would love for you to stop by sometime.

  8. This is exactly what I have been looking for! Where can I buy Quinoa? I have eaten it, but never thought to buy it.

  9. Hi, love the cookies...My mom has it everyday...very filling..nutritious,..


  10. thanks... i appreciate the healthy recipe. thanks for joining us at a crafty soiree... love to see you again on thursday!

  11. This sounds great....I've even got the ground flax seed and oatmeal waiting to be eaten....can't wait to try to introduce this healthy breakfast to my family, especially now that it's starting to be weather appropriate! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  12. this sounds great. I have to make it soon.

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  14. I'm def trying this! We're trying to eat better around here. I would love it if you'd come on over and link this up to Foodie Friday.

    ~ The Speckled Dog