When I take the time to make oatmeal for breakfast it really makes me feel I am getting a great start to the day. It makes me feel great. Having a good breakfast is very important to me, mentally and physically. Oatmeal is great, because it is good for you, easy to make, and you can add so many different flavours. When I say oatmeal, I really should say porridge, because I don’t always make it with oats. Sometimes I will add quinoa, amaranth, spelt or kamut. This opens up a whole bunch of other possibilities and variety to your breakfast.
My go to are either steel cut oats, or whole oat groats. Whole oat groats are less common, but they can be found at most health food stores or places that sell grains in bulk, or ‘en vrac’ as we say in Quebec. Whole oat groats are just what they sound like, the whole oat. They do take a lot longer to cook, but with the method I am about to share with you they will take the same amount of time as steel cut oats in the morning. Continue reading