In the Caribbean we eat oats and Cream of Wheat for breakfast regularly. I’m one of those people who can’t eat oats from everybody. Some people forget that oats should be sweet and you just feel like you’re ingesting a bland-sticky paste. Or some forget spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. This recipe will tempt you to eat oats for breakfast,lunch and dinner. It’s that good.
What makes this oatmeal special is the addition of coconut and hemp seeds. It gives the oatmeal more of a chew, instead of the usual soft and slimy mouth feel. I’m one of those people who like chunky foods. I mean, if you have teeth,you shouldn’t like totally mushy food. Coconut also gives the oatmeal great fat and a delectable flavor.
I also used vanilla powder which helps to smooth out the nutmeg and other spices. I like my oatmeal a little on the watery side. I’m not here for thick, lumpy oatmeal. Anything lumpy isn’t good. Think about it. I’ll wait……..
I met a farmer and he told me that the way you know a food is truly healthy, is by how it makes you feel after you’ve eaten it. Hemp seeds make me feel great after I eat them. They’re great brain food. So if you want your kids to do well in school,this is a great breakfast for them and for anyone who wants slow burning energy throughout the day.
I really hope that you make this epic oatmeal recipe. It even had chai seeds in it. Although that really means nothing. Did you know that a lot of these so called supper foods aren’t as super as you think. First of all every food in it’s natural state is super. Also many food companies are simply using that term to sell their foods at a higher cost. They tested a potato and quinoa and guess what a potato has about the same protein as quinoa and has less fat. They also tested chai seeds and found out that our bodies have a hard time breaking it down and receiving the omega 3 fatty acids. In short,super food means super money. Never overlook humble foods like the potato,oatmeal,all edible fruits and vegetables. Especially the ones that cost less. So why did I include them in this recipe? For the crunch.
- 21/2 cups quick oats
- ½ cup dried shredded coconut
- ½ cup hemp seeds
- 1 cup raisins
- 2¼ teaspoons nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
- 11/2 tablespoons chai seeds
- ½ teaspoon Himalayan salt
- ½ teaspoons cardamon powder
- 1 tablespoons vanilla powder
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 6 cups water
- Place all the ingredients into a medium saucepan,stir and bring to a boil.
- * When you reheat the oatmeal add water and a bit of salt. If you add a lot of water be sure to also sweeten it.