I like warm breakfast. It doesn’t really matter if it is winter or summer really. For me something warm to start the day is just comforting.
I discovered this recipe in a detoxing book. There it was said, that the human body was actually build to eat more soups, mashes and purees and especially in the morning. It was some argument about looking back in history that all the ancient civilizations and most all of the indigenous people up until today have done so. Just think about millet gruel, oatmeal gruel, bread soup…
Anyhow, I am not that fanatic but I found the thought interesting. And the recipe about warm oatmeal was sounding pretty good too. Of course I pimped it a bit and it is not really detox (I think you were supposed to cook with water but I think that is the most disgusting thing there is).
Here is the main recipe and then I have a few variations for you:
❤︎ 3-5 tbsp rolled oatmeal
❤︎ milk, enough so that the oatmeal is covered
❤︎ cinnamon – lots of it (it’s supposed to tame appetite… I just love it!)
❤︎ fruit of choice – my go to is apple and specifically Pink Lady as they taste the best here
Put oatmeal and cinnamon in pan and cover with milk. Let simmer until milk is almost gone. While it cooks prepare your fruit. I usually stir in the fruits and let sit on the hot stove for a bit as I like it semi-warm.
I sometimes swap the apple for pears. I always wonder if there is something better than cinnamon to go with pears…
Then of course as soon as the season of strawberries rolls around this is my go to and I sometimes add a bit of mint or basil:
Then I also love love love red currents. This needs additional sugar though. I sometimes use plain brown sugar other times fancy coconut flower sugar:
When I make a bowl with blueberries I usually add a bit of vanilla:
And then when fall comes around I really love plums and cinnamon.
Tomorrow I will try a new version with grapefruits. What is your idea? And will you give it a try?