Growing up, I ate oatmeal every other day for breakfast and I still love the stuff. However, when I introduced my family to it . . . they were less than impressed. Then I discovered that my kids actually did like it, but only if I used the non-quick oats version.
This recipe calls for regular oatmeal, not the quick oats kind. It’s got texture galore and the seeds that you add to it give it a nuttier flavor. In our house, my boys eat this with fresh cream while I have skim milk. The health benefits are great! You get the fresh fruit, along with protein from the seeds. Flax seeds also have omega 3 in them, so that’s an added bonus.
Oatmeal also makes you feel full longer, so you’ll eat less often and it’s the perfect hot meal for kids. As my grandfather used to say, “That oatmeal will stick to your ribs!”
2 c. rolled oats
1/2 c. flax seeds (you can adjust this to taste)
1/4 c. sesame seeds
One apple, chopped finely
Boil 4 c. of water in a pot. Add the salt and flax seeds and let boil for two or three minutes. Add the sesame seeds, apple and rolled oats.
Stir and cook until the water is almost all gone and the oats are tender. Serve with sugar, honey or molasses and some milk on top. Yum!Print or share this recipe using the icons above!