I know I promised this a while back, but here’s the tutorial for my voluminous protein packed oats.
Step 1. Put a serving of oats (1/3 – ½ cup ) into the pot
Step 2. Add 1 1/2 cups of water and/or milk.
Step 3. Crack an egg white (or two if you really need a protein boost) into the oats/liquid
Step 4. Using a whisk thoroughly mix the egg white with the water. This step is crucial, so do it thoroughly. I know it’s well mixed when a “foam” appears on top.
Step 5. Turn the heat on to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, till it boils. Then reduce the heat to slow and cook for 15-20 minutes or till reaches the desired consistency. If you want to cook fruit into the oatmeal now is a good time to do it. The oats are done when they are still slightly soupy but most of the water will have already absorbed. As they cool they thicken up quite a bit, but it’s really a matter of personal preference when you stop cooking them. The shorter you cook them, the more they reduce however, so my suggestion would be to take them off when they’re still slightly liquidy.
Step 6. Stir in mix ins (protein powder) if desired, cool slightly and serve. Or do what I usually do and leave cook them the night before and leave them in the fridge. Then they get REALLY thick and in the morning you can heat them to your desired temperature. For best flavor top with fruit, granola, nuts – whatever floats your boat.
Step 7. Enjoy the breakfast for as long as possible, and try not to be too crushed when it’s all over 🙂
On a side note I have wholeheartedly joined the ranks of the dark chocolate lovers. I’ve had this in my possession for a while, so I have no idea why it’s taken me so long to try it
Best chocolate ever! And I totally did not stop at just one peice – proud of it!!!
Have a great week everyone filled with great breakfasts and desserts
What is your current favorite way of cooking oats?