Winter fills me with warm memories and hot oatmeal is such a big part of it. Brianna and Cheyenne would be out playing and laughing and come rushing into the house with winter’s chill still on their rosy cheeks. Off would pop hats and gloves to be hung by the fire to thaw. Boots in a pile by the door. Such lively chatter would ensue of all of their great adventures. Of sledding down hills and snowball fights and fun with friends and who crashed or fell in the snow. Such are the things of childhood.
They would rush to the kitchen and ooooooh and ahhhhh over the delicious smells. Mom and I would give great big hugs followed by delicious steaming bowls of our delicious cottage oatmeal. The girls would take them and trot over to the fireplace where they would sit and thaw out while eating their delicious breakfast treat.
Oats are high in dietary fiber which is a healthy way to start your day
What Are The Most Healthy Oats?
Oat Groats which need to be soaked overnight are the least processed are the most nutrient-dense version of oats followed by steel-cut oats. The least would be packaged instant processed oatmeal with lots of sugar and other preservatives and chemicals.
How Are Oats Made?
Oatmeal is made from oats that have been cut or rolled to make it easier to cook and eat.
What Are The Side Effects Of Oats
Eating a lot of oats too quickly can cause gas and tummy upsets so if you have not been eating oats ease into it.
Homemade Cottage Oatmeal
1 cup of rolled oats (not quick oats)
1 3/4 cup of spring water or apple juice
A Pinch of Himalayan Pink Salt (optional)
Raisins or other fruit
A bit of raw sugar or raw honey for the top (we only use if we are not using juice to make it)
Walnuts or chopped pecans (if desired)
Cream or milk
Boil on your stove the water and salt. Add oats and raisins and cook for 5 minutes. Spoon into bowls and sprinkle with raw sugar and walnuts. Add cream or milk if desired.
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