Luxuriously Delicious Hot Oatmeal, Gluten-Free


Oatmeal cooked up with fresh and dried fruits, raw nuts and seeds is a yummy way to start the day.

2 cups oatmeal
5-6 cups water (more water will take a little longer to cook, and makes a lighter, creamier cereal)
2 apples chopped (if not organic, peeled)
2 ripe bananas sliced
½ cup nuts and seeds: sunflower, pumpkin, walnuts, pecans, almonds chopped into small pieces
½ cup raisins
1 tsp cinnamon

Mix all the dry ingredients in a large saucepan.  Stir in the water.  Cook over medium heat until it boils, stirring occasionally.  Mixture will thicken.  Lower heat, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Garnish with additional nuts, sweeten with agave nectar or maple syrup (if desired) and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top.  Serves 4.

  3 comments for “Luxuriously Delicious Hot Oatmeal, Gluten-Free

  1. Agave is equal to having corn syrup. A better choice is stevia, having no issues for the glycemic index.
    My (large oats) oatmeal is soaked overnight for easier digestion; cooked in one of my favorite milks which makes it creamy. No sweetener used. Instead, I put in fruit (pear, apple, etc.) walnuts. I always add frozen whole cranberries (food processor crushed) for antioxidant benefits.

  2. you say in bit amino acids, re eating bugs, new yorker, that #All plant foods contain all the essential amino acids humans need.#
    correct me if i am wrong, but…
    we need to eat 9or10 of the 22 amino acids mammals need, while the rest are made by body.
    different plants have different amino acids…wheat has its list, corn has its different list, etc, with beans giving best variety.
    so, e g, i mix them.
    my point is that saying #all…all# is misleading.
    actually we need education as to how to blend sources.

    • All vegetables contain the 9 essentials amino acids our bodies can’t make. So they are complete. Unlike meat and soy foods, which have all 9 essential amino acids in the relative amounts that we need to make protein, each plant food has it’s own combination of these essential amino acids. We don’t need to combine plant foods in one meal to get the ideal mix of essential amino acids. As long as we eat a varied diet over the course of several days we will get the essential amino acids our bodies need.

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