Oatmeal Without The Oats

Well it seems winter is here is Michigan now.  The snow is falling from the sky and the Weather Channel has issued an advisory, only to end it early.  I’ve come to realize if snow is going to fall from the sky, we will get some sort of advisory.  Seems a few snow flakes can’t fall without an advisory being issued.  Not really sure what the purpose is for an advisory if they are going to be issuing them constantly, kinda like the little boy who cried wolf.

With cold weather brings a desire to eat comforting food. I loved oatmeal growing up as a kid.  My dad use to make it on Saturday’s and fill it with green apples, raisins and sugar.  This recipe is very versatile and can be used as a base to lots of great toppings!  As I have grown up, I come to love adding dark cherries to mine.  The options really are endless…
Oatmeal Without The Oats

Oatmeal Without The Oats

Servings: 14

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup almonds

1 cup pecans

1 cup coconut flakes

1/3 cup chia seeds

1/3 cup golden flax seeds

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 tsp maple syrup per serving

Directions

1.  Place almonds into food processor and purée down to powder then transfer to a large bowl.

2.  Place pecans into the food processor and purée down to powder and transfer to the bowl with the almonds.

3.  Add the remaining ingredients (excluding maple syrup) to the bowl and mix together.

4.  To serve the oatmeal, in a small bowl stir 1/3 cup oatmeal with 1/2 cup boiling water.  Let the oatmeal sit in the cup for 5 minutes.  Then add the maple syrup and enjoy!

*If you want to add toppings, please do!  I recommend fresh fruit (blueberries, cherries, chopped apples, etc…), chocolate chips or nuts.*

 

*I store my oatmeal mix in an air tight jar in the cupboard.*