Here's our way of preparing morning oats ~
The night before, bring one cup of whole oat groats and three cups of water to a gentle boil for about five minutes. Remove from heat and cover.
The next morning, tilt the lid so that the pot is only partially covered and simmer another 30-40 minutes, until oats groats are tender.
In a small bowl, add a couple tablespoons of chopped nuts and raisins...
Then a heaping spoonful or two of the cooked oats...
Add a drizzle (or more!) of real maple syrup and you are well on your way to a yummy, healthy, and very frugal breakfast.
Have I mentioned that I can usually find organic whole oat groats for less than .99 lb? Somehow that helps them taste even better :) And, when I'm feeling really ambitious, I'll triple the recipe so that there's extra to set aside for the remainder of the week.
Next time, you might want to try this with a little homemade almond paste mixed in. It's delicious, too!
What are you cooking for breakfast this week?